Snakes & Ladders Review – Review Introduction
This is a review of Snakes & Ladders – a game for Kindle by Olmatech Technology. It is available for $0.99 in the Amazon store and was released in May 2011. It is currently rated 3.5 stars on 7 reviews.
Available on the following Kindle versions as of 11/6/2011: Kindle Keyboard (formerly Kindle 3), Kindle DX, Kindle 2nd Generation.
Snakes & Ladders Review – Main Takeaways
Snakes & Ladders is a Kindle version of the Chutes and Ladders board game for children. I loved playing this with my children when they were young and was excited to see how it was modified for Kindle.
Once I played the game – I was very disappointed. Granted – it is hard to fit 100 game squares and the play section on a Kindle screen – but it was disappointing to see that the screen looks very amateurish.
You can enter player’s names – which would probably make children/grandchildren very happy to see their name as they play. You can also have up to four players or play against the Kindle.
There are three play modes – basic game (game piece automatically advances after rolling the dice), Play & Count and Play & Learn Math. I think Play & Learn Math could have been much better by not putting the 5 numbers to select from in numerical order.
The happy and sad faces that flash for correct/incorrect moves flash so quickly you cannot see them if you don’t watch for it. In Play & Count mode, I was able to advance incorrectly by trying different numbers of moves and actually got to move 9 squares off a single dice.
Snakes & Ladders Review – Conclusion and Overall Rating
I would give my Snakes & Ladders review 2.5 stars. The developers could have done so much more to make this truly enjoyable for little children without a lot of time and effort.
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