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PEG PUZZLE [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (81%)

23 Feb

Peg Puzzle is a digital peg jigsaw game and is released by Pulse Apps.

“Pegpuzzle is a digital take on the classic children’s wooden peg puzzle toys. A fun and interactive way of learning, the game helps to develop fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, logical thinking skills and can also be used as a tool to help develop vocabulary through object recognition.”

The application allow you to select from three different themed peg board, these are:

  • Fruit
  • Transport
  • Music

Once selected a peg board will appear with slots for six randomly selected shapes in that theme. There are between 15 to 20 shapes in each theme, so the shapes are different each time you play.

There is a bar at the top of the screen to select the shapes, each more shows the current shape at different rotations. The child then selects and pulls it onto the shape on the board.

Once all six shapes are placed the game plays the sound of applauding. 

The graphics of the pegs are nicely done, there is music in the application, only sound effects when the pegs are placed and the end of the game.

This app is aimed at the two to four years old, and as my daughter is four I gave it to her to test it. She enjoyed the application putting the pegs into place. She found it easy, and maybe she is at the end of the age scale for this. She wanted more themes, but liked what was there. She also suggested that maybe for older kids to get rid of the rotation and have all the themes shapes to select from on the top bar as she felt it would be more interesting to find the right shape.

On the upside:

  • Nice artwork.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Great for kids between 2 and 4.

On the downside:

  • The rotated shapes were a little wasted on my daughter who is four. Maybe try her suggestion?
  • Would have been nice to have an animal theme or similar for girls. As the transport seems for the boys.
  • A bit lacking on the sound and music side.

Overall, this is a great application if you have kids of four or below. They will enjoy doing the puzzles and with three different themes with around 20 pegs per theme it should keep them interested for a while. Much cheaper to get than a real one made out of wood, and a lot easier to store. I would love to see more themes added as a free update. Well worth a download for the kids or grand kids.

Rating: 81%

Size: 30.0 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.29

Link: Peg Puzzle – Pulse Apps

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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in App - Childrens, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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