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Alphabet Car

by Animoca
Rated: All Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.0
  • We're feeling the Christmas spirit! Along with a sprinkle of NEW Seasonal words to tackle, we also have 8 NEW Themed categories too, which includes; Countries, Cities, Buildings, Professions, Sports, Stationery, Body Parts and Appliances.
  • For you owners of the Full version of Alphabet Car, you can get all of this for FREE! That's 180 new words ready for you right now, waiting to be downloaded.
  • For first time buyers of Alphabet Car, we're giving you Christmas and the Countries Theme pack for free. And for only $0.99, you can unlock 7 more categories. That's 140 new words for just $0.99!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005KN7NQ6
  • Release Date: September 1, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,932 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Learn letters, words, and spelling through interactive fun
  • Explore over 40 levels
  • Challenge yourself by increasing car speed
  • Customize your car when you unlock more levels
  • Enjoy beautiful 3D graphics and upbeat music

Product Description
Jump into the driver's seat and you're off!

Jump behind the wheel and buckle up for a learning journey you won't soon forget! Alphabet Car, an innovative educational app that makes remembering letters and words fun, puts you in the driver's seat. You'll be fully engaged, using your eyes, ears, and hands. If you're new to Alphabet Car, you'll start out driving Baby Bus; as you continue playing, you can unlock other cars. Oh, the places you'll go in this big-eyed, bouncing yellow school bus…

Come Along for a Fun Learning Journey

To start, choose which mode you'd like to try: Preschool, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert. As you progress through each mode, you'll play with longer words, starting with one and two-letter words in Preschool to six-letter words in Expert. Within each mode there are nine stages, many of which you'll have to unlock. So let's get going!

Watch for the letters as you drive

If this is your first time behind the wheel, there is no need to worry -- it's intuitive and easy even for the littlest learners. Just rotate your mobile device like a steering wheel to navigate your way down the scenic road. You can choose to listen to music or just the sound of your wheels. Most importantly, watch out for the letters!

Learning Letters, Words, and Spelling

As you roll along, big block letters appear before you on the road. Aim your bus toward these letters and when you make contact with them, you'll hear the letter pronounced. When you gather all the letters to spell a word, you'll hear the word pronounced and you are presented with a card showing the word along with an illustration. Track how many words you have gathered as the cards pile up.

See an illustration of each word and hear it pronounced
More Fun Awaits You Down the Road

Once you unlock a level, you can practice a series of words by replaying a particular stage. For a more challenging experience you can increase the speed of your car. And as you unlock more levels, you can even decorate your car.

Alphabet Car is a fun way to learn letters, words, and spelling. It's great for little ones and involves visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles and strengthens hand-eye coordination. While you journey and learn, enjoy upbeat music, colorful 3D graphics, and more than 40 different levels.

The suggested environment for this app is Android 2.2/2.3.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

Technical Details

  • Size: 20.4MB
  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Developed By: Animoca
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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I liked Alphabet Car, in fact if it wasn't for the issues that I will mention below, I would have given this app a four star rating. As it is, I am honestly worried about letting my daughter play around with it.

The object of this game is to drive down the road and pick up letters to spell the required words. There are multiple difficulty levels, each increasing the word length by one letter (starting with the Beginner and Preschool 3 letter word category).

The tilt and touch controls are spot on and music/sound are all of appropriate cuteness. The graphics (although repetitive) are also fairly nice looking. Every three levels you clear, you get to unlock a new car and ARE TOLD to rate this game... EVERY THREE LEVELS. It just doesn't stop (images uploaded with review).

Then there are the incredibly nasty permissions, including "read only access to phone state", which combined with the included network permission makes this app incredibly dangerous. I also don't know why this game causes so much IP traffic (image uploaded with review).

The Good:

- Bright, flashy, and kid friendly graphics. You can customize your bus with different color combinations and the environments look good (if not a bit repetitive).

- Great sound effects, voice, and music. Everything sounds exactly like a learning game should. I also like how the words are pronounced.

- Large word selection (but there are still plenty of repeats through the levels on the same difficulty).

- Easy to learn controls. You can mess around with speed by moving the clutch up/down, and the tile controls are very responsive.

The Bad:

- Repetitive game play.
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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You are presented with a word to spell such as "FOX" and as you drive a school bus down the road using tilt controls you must hit the appropriate letters needed to spell the word as they appear on the road. Cool idea for a spelling game to use a combination of driving and spelling. There are 5 difficulty levels "Preschool, Beginner(3 letter words), Intermediate(4 letter words), Advanced(5 letter words) and Expert(6 letter words) and 10 stages(levels) to play through for each one. The Advanced and Expert levels are only unlocked after you complete the Intermediate difficulty game.

Good instructions for the game are given verbally by a "Goofy" sounding voice that is easily understood. Upbeat cheery music plays in the game and the bus has appropriate fun sound effects for the motor rumbling along, dangerous swerving on the road and near misses of letters. There is a control bar to make the bus go faster or slower. My favorite feature which is not mentioned in the description is the horn which you can beep whenever you get the urge.

When you are given a word it is pronounced by a clear voice and you are shown a picture of it for the first 3 stages. As you hit the correct letter with your bus the letter is pronounced and when you complete the word the entire word is pronounced again. To increase the difficulty at the beginning of stages 4-6 you are given only the spelling of the word but no picture and in stages 7-9 you are show a picture of the word but not the spelling. Level 10 is sort of a review and test level which combines all the words from the previous 9 stages. .

At the end of each stage you are rewarded both with verbal praise and Stars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 year old loves December 14, 2011
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My 4 year old loves this game and has already learner to spell and read lots of new words. graphics and animation are great on my kindle fire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Why do the developers of this app want to know where your child is? No excuse for that.

Do you have in-app purchasing disabled or parental controls turned on? If the answers are no, then your tyke can rack up a nice little bill on your credit card on file with Amazon.

Avoid this t-u-r-d.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money my son spent March 25, 2013
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NOT worth the money spent on this game. There are much better game out there. Very limited play and sound effects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! March 5, 2013
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I love it and so do the kids I work with. They are having so much fun they don't even realize they are learning how to put letters/sounds together to form words and begin to read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of learning fun March 5, 2013
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The bus is "driven" by steering your device through different letters to spell words. There are different difficulty levels. I wish there were perhaps a version for older kids who are learning disabled. Perhaps instead of cute childish buses - there could be motorcycles, or sleds, or race cars or something more "cool."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes learning fun!!! February 25, 2013
By l.moll
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My four year old loves this game she says its so much fun!! It keeps her learning new words and letters! Very innovative!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I really like this alphabet car app because it shows my daughter ...
I really like this alphabet car app because it shows my daughter about the alphabets.It really helped her learn quite some bit..thanks
Published 2 months ago by LaBaby
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice game but in app purchases are are really intrusive and certainly...
My son constantly ends up in websites offering other games etc. There are good chances you will end up buying stuff you ded not intended especially if you have one click settings... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fun game
my 6 year old loves this game! it helps him learn his letters and spelling skills. he never gets bored with it
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loves this game.
Published 8 months ago by bearone
4.0 out of 5 stars good for 3-6 year-olds
this cute little game will keep your 2 year old happy with the pictures and sounds, the older toddler will have fun 'driving' the bus and the 5-6 year olds will like the spelling... Read more
Published 11 months ago by SDPeg
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game for preschool kids
My 3 year old loves to play this game. I like it because it teaches him how to spell words.
Published 12 months ago by Foxfire
5.0 out of 5 stars great for kids
my grandchildren love this game!! it keeps them busy for longer than I expected it to! they love unlocking the next level!! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Nancy M. Hovermale
4.0 out of 5 stars cute minus the permissions
The game plays smoothly and has cute graphics. It's a little repetitive but such is conducive to learning. Read more
Published 14 months ago by kitka82
4.0 out of 5 stars Son enjoys
My son enjoys playing this. It is hard to find educational games in the market today that are also fun for him to play. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Peter Arthur
3.0 out of 5 stars great learning tool
my niece and nephew both are learning how to spell with this ap. it helps to see and hear what it says.
Published 16 months ago by Lc!
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