We reviewed this fun “spintale” game, Pixel and Parker from Spinlight.
It’s an interactive book and it totally reminds me of Choose Your Own Adventure books.
Remember those from the Scholastic book fairs at school? I was rather obsessed with them. And the choices are rather like Chutes and Ladders. You spin the wheel to move forward and you can get pushed back if you land on the wrong square.
The kids love it!
Alex and Katie took turns helping Parker find his missing cat, Pixel. They love how it’s different every time they play.
From the Developer, Spinlight:
Fresh from the makers of TallyTots and Operation Math comes the new children’s adventure that’s literally giving storytelling a whole new spin.
From the playground to the alley, to the forest and beyond, join Parker on his quest to find his missing cat in the playful children’s adventure that uses a game spinner to advance the story. Fun, fresh and filled with lots of surprises, Pixel and Parker features more than 30 different activities critical to the story, putting readers in control and on the edge of their seat. Will Parker find his furry friend and make it home before sunset? There’s only one way to find out in this whimsical children’s adventure that’s never the same tale twice.
Pixel and Parker is the first in a coming line of Spintale adventures designed to engage young readers in a whole new way.
Pixel and Parker features:
• A fun storybook adventure based on the value of friendship
• Innovative spinning action that determines the path of the story
• Over 30 activities that involve readers and advance the plot
• 30 T-shirts readers can use to change the look of the character
• Original illustration, music and narration.
• No in-app purchases
It’s not often the kids share the iPad. There’s usually quarreling. This game is great for taking turns. I loved watching them interact with it and each other.
The kids love the different T shirts that Parker wins on his adventures. They recognize the designs on the shirts from other Spinlight games! Perfect!