If you’re like me, math was never your favorite subject in school. One of the ways I was able to overcome my numerical challenges was to play games. Squirreled World is a great math game that aims to sharpen your skills while having fun collecting power ups and thwarting natural enemies.
Created by ABC Interactive LLC, the idea behind Squirreled World is fairly simple to understand, yet difficult to master. Your objective is to navigate your neighborhood in order to collect acorns that have specific numbers on them. Each level has certain numbers that you need to collect to complete it. There are 8 levels that get progressively harder as you complete them, so mastering the game is a must.
For example, the very first level requires you to collect acorns numbered 1 through 5. Therefore, you have to collect five acorns numbered one, five acorns numbered two, and so on. This may sound pretty simple, but I can definitely assure you that it is not an easy task.
Just like in the real world, your squirrel is faced with a ton of challenges and natural enemies. These obstacles include cats, lawnmowers, and people. If you have been caught or compromised, you lose whatever acorns you’ve collected.
Luckily Squirreled World includes various power ups for you to take advantage of, which definitely makes the game a bit easier to play. Power ups do various things like freeze nearby enemies, slow time, add score multipliers, shrink enemies, and speed up your squirrel to evade danger. Power ups appear at random on the map, but it’s definitely worth going after them.
I’m a big stickler for tutorials, and I really like the fact that Squirreled World has an in-depth explanation of how the game is played. This is a great place to reference if you’re having trouble completing levels.
Squirreled World can be downloaded from the App Store for free, but if you want to unlock the full version of the game you’ll need to do so via in-app purchase for $0.99. Overall, I think Squirreled World is a great math game that has the perfect amount of fun and difficulty. It’s certainly not something you’re likely to blast through and beat within an hour of playing, which is perfect if you’d like to work on your math skills.
Squirreled World requires iOS 10.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion