We were recently introduced to a new mobile game called Alphie the Squid by Crystal Entertainment. This is a charming tale that follows a cute little squid, Alphie, on his journey to find his mom after she is chased off by a great white shark. Loved by children and adults alike, a touch of a finger helps navigate Alphie through the ocean looking for food to eat while avoiding dangerous obstacles and sea creatures.
My daughter is 4 and has an iPad mini that we permit her to use for limit periods of time during the day. I can tell you she has spent many evening “sessions” becoming better acquainted with the ocean and an ever growing squid that uses hunting, camouflage, and hypnosis to fight sea creatures. I love that they sneak in education as new sea creatures are discovered and we learn fact about giant squids. As an added bonus, the game’s music, composed by award-winning and Emmy-nominated composer David Ari Leon, is soothing so you won’t find your little one getting all hyped up when you want them to start relaxing for the night. The graphics are crisp and the animation is smooth which is perfect for holding a child’s attention. Admittedly, my husband and I love Alphie, too!
Your child will master quick reflexes as they navigate through mazes and elude unfriendly attacks. Watch as they guide Alphie in his hunt to eat enough to continue growing and move on to the games next level. Extra points can be earned by finding gold treasure chests, uncovering treasure fish, and eating a lot of fish consecutively.
But wait, there is more! Crystal Entertainment has partnered with Monterey Bay Aquarium and for every download on the App Store, $1.00 will go towards supporting the nonprofit aquarium’s Children’s Education Fund. The two companies have partnered with the primary goal of inspiring curiosity and learning about the ocean and its plethora of sea creatures.
A free version of Alphie the Squid is offered so customers can gain a better understanding of what is in store before purchasing the full version of the game. However, the full version only costs $2.99 and it is worth every penny. Join Alphie’s ocean exploration adventure that spans multiple underwater environments. What are you waiting for? This is a truly charming and worthwhile game. You’re going to love Alphie too!
Still on the fence? Don’t just take out word for it! Check out Top Best Apps for Kids review. They have also included a section titled, “Alphie Tips & Tricks” which provides tips on finding fish in inaccessible places using his hypnosis ability. I swear everything has little “Easter Eggs” these days! After reading this review I think I may have to play Alphie the Squid tomorrow to see what I can find. 😉
Please note that this game is rated suitable for children ages 9+ due to infrequent/mild cartoon or fantasy violence. That being said, after my husband played for a short time, he allowed our 4 year old daughter to take over.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crystal Entertainment and a campaign with Sverve. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.