Alphie The Squid Makes Marine Exploration Vibrant and Fun
Disclosure: How exciting it is to have been chosen to review the fantastic Alphie the Squid app with my 2nd grade daughter for Crystal Entertainment. I’ve comprised a review into three parts: Part one is detail about Alphie the Squid by the developer, part two includes my assessment and review, and part three is my daughter’s review. Opinions are completely our own, and we received compensation for our time.
From the developer:
“Alphie the Squid is a unique ocean exploration game that follows the journey of wide-eyed and cute baby squid as he ventures into the depths of the ocean. Using the natural talents of the legendary giant squids, Alphie hunts, camouflages, and hypnotizes in order to fight sea creatures on a quest to become king of the ocean. Apple featured our game as ‘New & Noteworthy’ in 36 countries. We believe the game is accessible for both adults and children as it is relaxing and yet immersive to provide hours of entertainment.”
Before I launch into my part of the review, check out this awesome game trailer for Alphie the Squid!
Now for my thoughts:
Alphie the Squid is a beautifully dynamic, animated marine world filled with colorful characters and the adorable baby squid, Alphie. After his mother is abruptly eaten by a shark, Alphie is faced with continuing on through the levels in a quest to become the king of the ocean. As he journeys on, he grows into a larger squid and collects numerous treasures and battles predators along the way. He also becomes more savvy when dealing with predators (player skill level increases as the game progresses). I’ve made it to level 10, alternating play with my daughter, and the game truly is delightfully entertaining for adults and children alike. I’d recommend anyone download Alphie the Squid. It’s totally worth the $2.99.
My 2nd grade daughter, Ivy’s review:
“When Alphie’s mommy died, I felt very sad. I almost stopped playing, but I decided to keep going. I got to level 10, and now Alphie is a BIG squid. He’s my favorite fish in the game, and it’s a very good game. At level 10, he now eats fat fish, and there are many prey in the ocean. At the beginning of every new level, they [the developers] tell us something new. The game is easy and it makes me think of ‘Finding Nemo’. Alphie was so cute as a baby. I can’t wait until we beat all the levels.”
There you have it from the developer, an adult, and a young child. Alphie the Squid is the most awesome game we’ve come across in quite awhile, and my daughter and I take turns playing (sometimes we argue over who’s turn it is). Playing the game together is great quality bonding time when we snuggle up together with the iPad. There are usually fun snacks involved, too.
I see why Alphie the Squid is popular in so many countries, and here are ways to find out more about the game and where to purchase:
Check out the Alphie the Squid game website for information.
You can download and purchase the game by clicking the links below:
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Feature images courtesy of Alphie the Squid.