Games4U has created an educational and entertaining Maths game for children where we meet Timothy and Basil the Butterfly.
Timothy and Basil the butterfly are best friends. The game starts with a story where Timothy, our hero, witnesses Basil being captured by the evil Prince of Darkness. Without thinking too much, Timothy decides to come to his rescue. However, there is only one way to reach the Dark Kingdom, and it leads through the Magic Door.
A long time ago, the door was torn down and broken into pieces that were scattered throughout the island. Now its 12 pieces are held by different people. Your job is to visit each person and in exchange for your help they will reward you with a piece of the door. You will experience many adventures on your journey and assist a number of characters. Help Timothy! Save Basil!
Great math game for the little onesCooberstooge | Sept. 12, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
My little cousin received this as a gift from his parents, and any time I'm over, I have to play it with him. Gotta admit, it's a nice little game, and manages to combine fun with learning in a way so many others of a similar type tend to fail at.
The adventure your character goes on is a surprisingly long one, and the developers managed to spread it out enough that the learning and the fun fit well together, but there is no one point where either bombards you. The characters you meet along the journey are all very original, and each have different things they'd like help with before eventually assisting you on your quest.
The graphics are awesome, and have that warm, homey feel that makes the younger ones want to keep playing, and go back to it once they're finished. The sound is simple yet soothing, and the controls are very easy to get used to, and all arranged well for those with smaller hands that can't quite hit further-away keys.
Definitely one to get. It's just a nice, little game that keeps the younger, and in my case, the older, entertained for quite a while.
Child Friendlyrascallion | April 21, 2011 | See all rascallion's reviews »
This is a charming little game where you have to answer maths questions to unlock pieces of a door which are given to you by the people you help. I gave my little brother an hour on this game and he adored it to bits. If you have a youngun that needs entertaining, this is great. Not for older people though.