The goal of the game, apart from fun, is to draw lines to get the penguin Sam, to his sweetheart. Without realizing it, kids can learn physics concepts such as velocity, speed, acceleration, deceleration, momentum, and force. It’s also just a great little brain teaser.
With 80 levels, there is plenty to keep coming back to, however if a player gets stuck there might not be enough incentive to keep coming back. Now I will admit, that I got stuck on level 16. This either means that it can be a bit complex for younger children or, more likely, my brain is showing it’s age. The point is, unlike some games, I didn’t feel quite as compelled to beat the level and continue with the game. But I haven’t given up yet….
Sliding Sam is optimized for iPhone and iPod, but looks good scaled up to fit the iPad. Achievements and Leaderboards are integrated through Game Center.
Sliding Sam is a fun, physics based game for all ages preschool and older, but be careful of the Facebook link on the home page.
Regarding the audience, the fun fact is that even not designed at first for kids, all the children of my friends (from 3 to 18 years) cannot stop playing this game, a lot more than the parents themselves Regular Price: $0.99