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Light It Right

Light It Right

Spring 2011 Mobile Apps
Ages: 6 - 8 yrs.
Designer: Amanda Clarke
Developer: Ben Livermore
Producer: Bill Shribman
Producer: Christine Zanchi
Platform: iPhone/iPod Touch
Review:

Light it Right is a memory game with an eco-friendly theme. It's built around the delightful PBS Kids family The Greens, who will be enough to attract young players to the game. In it, family members pop up in different rooms of a four-room house. Players must click on the rooms to turn lights on, or off, as they enter and leave. It is extremely intuitive, requires minimal instruction to play, and is engaging and fun well beyond the recommended age range. You can compete for high scores or play against yourself. There are 15 rounds, though you can pause the game at any time. The movement between rooms increases speed and complexity with each round.

With its clean and simple design, jazzy soundtrack and familiar characters, it's a nice break from the bells and whistles and sometimes frenetic activity of some other game apps.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is an award-winning ghostwriter, writer, and mother in Vancouver, Washington. She's been a contributing editor for Parents' Choice for over ten years. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a decent soufflé.

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