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A must have for any Merida lover!
on September 17, 2012
Our 4-year-old is a huge Brave fan. After she requested a Brave birthday party and we decided to get her an InnoTab2, we knew this software pack was a must.
There are a total of 7 different things to do in the main screen: A story page, 3 learning games, and 3 creative activities. If your InnoTab does not have a camera, however, then there are only 2 creative activities.
The first is the story page, which seems to be standard with any InnoTab game pack. The story is automatically narrated. You flick the screen left or right to go forward or back in the story. You can touch random objects to "interact" with them after the narration for that particular page is finished. There is also a dictionary feature and an option to click each individual word to read by yourself.
The 3 learning games have 2 levels, easy and difficult. In these games, you earn gems that you use to purchase things in the "Creativity" activities.
1. Archery Training: The game starts with Merida on her trusted horse, Angus. You help guide Angus on his path and collect arrows by tilting the screen left and right and up and down to jump. The second portion is timed basic mathematics. You have 3 minutes to use your arrows to shoot down the correct answer. For instance, it will ask, "What is 4 minus 2?" In that instance, you click on the target with the number 2. The third portion is collecting arrows again, and the fourth is another round of math.
2. The Witch's Spell: This happens to be our daughter's favorite, and mine as well. It begins with a 3-minute timed course of choosing the correct ingredients based on a shadow displayed on the bottom right portion of the screen. Once you have chosen all the correct ingredients, you slice them by dragging the stylus down the dotted line. Mathematics comes in to play again when the game prompts you to move a fraction of the sliced ingredients to the bowl (i.e., 1/2 or 2/3). Then you finish up the potion by grinding the ingredients.
3. Storming the Kitchen: You touch the screen to guide the 3 brothers through the castle, collecting sweets along the way. The object is to find the key to the kitchen so they can nab some yummy treats. You travel through the castle going up and down stairs, jumping on beds, and even popping in secret passageways hidden by tapestries! As you go along, there are mini games. They are essentially puzzles where you have to tap the pieces to swap positions. When you finally find the key, you have to make it "fit" by matching it to a shadow of the correct key. You glide pieces along the bar until everything matches and... voila! The boys get their treats.
After earning gems in the learning games, you can spend them in 2 "creativity" areas. You can either go in the Tapestry Gallery and decorate the tapestry of your choice, or you can go to Archers Challenge and create an archery path for Merida by purchasing targets.
The third creative activity is called Photo Fun. If your InnoTab does not have a camera, then this option will not be available. However, if you have the InnoTab2, you can use the camera to take pictures and decorate said pictures with various frames.