Enigma Games sent me an evaluation version of their new Whiz Racer game for review on my geek dad blog. The racing video game isn’t really a racing game at all. It’s actually an educational game in a race car setting. It could just as easily been an archery game because the main objective of Whiz Racer is solving math problems. The setting just makes the the app more interesting for kids. Whiz Racer is currently available for Android devices for $2.99. Versions for iOS, PC and Mac platforms will be coming soon.
I received a promo code to review the new Math Guardians Mini app on my dad blog. The app makes math fun by putting it in a game setting. In Math Guardians Mini, you have to solve math problems while creatures attack you. If you take too much time, the creature wins. The creatures consist of dinosaurs, dragons, and other beasts. Math Guardians Mini app, developed by Jiayi Chong, is available now in the Apple Appstore for $1.99. It’s compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation and higher), and iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later). The game is aimed at kids ages eight and up (including adults).