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More Trucks HD - by Duck Duck Moose

More Trucks HD - by Duck Duck Moose

Fall 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 & Up
Developer: Duck Duck Moose
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

More Trucks is an action packed app that lets children drive trucks over hilly terrain; put out a fire; use a magnet to lift junk cars; and play with a crane to build a house before using a wrecking ball to take it down. These four categories of play are illustrated with bright, engaging graphics and music that is pleasant and familiar.

As with other Duck Duck Moose apps, animated details shine, here. The firehouse dog is just waiting for touch activation to slide down the station's pole, jump into the fire truck, and race to the fire. This is the set up that introduces the game. The fire truck rolls along a horizontal road at the front of the screen. To the bottom left and right are icons for moving forward and back, sounding the siren, and squirting water. As the user makes the truck move forward, fires appear in buildings along the road. The icon for squirting water is used to spray water to put the fire out. In the truck game, as the truck races over hills, again "powered" by the forward and backward arrows, small gold icons appear. Hitting the gold icons wins points, and enough points earn the user a new truck.

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With plenty to do and explore, More Trucks is an engaging app filled with games that young motorists will adore.

Kristin Harris   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at iArt4kidz.com.

Look for this product at:
Duck Duck Moose
http://www.duckduckmoose.com/
Available on iTunes

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