Tuesday, April 29, 2014
JAZZ: Trump's Journey - a musical journey through New Orleans (best free Android kids apps)
What a great way to expose children to music from another era! Jazz: Trump's Journey is a platforming game like none other. The main aim of the game is for Trump to form his band and perform. To achieve this goal, he needs to learn the trumpet and then gather band members. Instead of coins, the main character collects quavers (musical notes) and photographs, and band members are awarded after certain level achievements. There are lots of checkpoints and no "baddies" or dangerous obstacles in the free version, making it very suitable for young children. Introduce your child to jazz and download Jazz: Trump's Journey today!
Not a true in-app purchase, but rather an external link to the Google Play store to buy the full version of this app
What's free: The first two levels
What's not free: Another 11 levels
FREE (IAP) $2.99 Full Version
$2.99 Full Version
Fantastic illustrations and super cool music make this a must-have app. Jazz: Trump's Journey will give your child an appreciation of jazz with ambience and information in the various levels. Trump begins his journey by telling his Granny that he wants to be a jazz musician. Granny laughs, almost mockingly, and challenges him to go ahead and chase his dream. Each level requires some problem solving to make it through and collect all the quavers, but since there are no time limits or lives to be lost, children can take as long as they like. There are 13 levels altogether that Trump must complete in order to fulfil his dream, the first two being available for free.
I do love games and believe they have a firm place in our children's education, particularly ones such as Jazz: Trump's Journey. Games can engage students in music history, for example, exposing them to otherwise untouched areas of learning. Platforming games foster problem solving skills and this particular one always begins on the left and ends on the right, following the reading direction of English. There is just enough text in the app to provide extra tidbits of information without being text-heavy. This really is a fantastically crafted app, and I would encourage you to download it just to view the innovative way the credits are displayed. Well, why don't you? You have nothing to lose!
APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY
Play the first 2 levels for Free ***** Then unlock the full version directly from within the app ***** And enjoy this exceptionaly polished platformer! ***** Don't miss out on this great gameplay experience ***** You will love it too!
“My name is Trump, I’m a jazz man, and this is my story.”
Immerse yourself in the memories of Trump, in his dreams as a young, star-struck jazz musician, in love with the charming Lady Poppy. Presenting a daring parallel with the real story of Louis Armstrong, relive Trump's life, his quest to form a group, his love affair and battle against injustice in the New Orleans of the early 20th century. Let inspiration guide you through this fascinating platform game.
- Polished platformer with high quality jazz music!
- Beautiful graphics, controls are easy and the gameplay is fun and addicting
- Length of play approximately 3 hours, or more!
- Move around New Orleans depicted with stylish graphics
- Follow young Trump's moving story and be part of the birth of jazz music.
- Enjoy the original jazzy soundtrack specially composed by jazz musicians
- Use your trumpet to stop time
- Brave all the dangers and traps, with bosses, moving platforms, cops, spikes, and much
- Play the first 2 levels for Free! then unlock the full version directly from within the app
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Cas loves to hear live brass bands and in particular the trombone