Rush Hour for the iPhone – iTouch – iPad – Review
I was just introduced to the fact that ThinkFun has a Rush Hour app for the iPhone/Touch/Pad family. Now as you know we love Thinkfun games, well because they are fun and make you think, big surprise that a company name actually makes perfect marketing sense. Well before I went to the Toy Fair this year I already knew a bit about ThinkFun as my one son got Rush Hour Jr. for Christmas.
He played for days and days then, and now he has already moved on to hoggin my iTouch from me to complete just another challenge in the Rush Hour app. I really do not mind though as this really does help problem solving and it works great for a trip in the car. I know if my wife has to run into the grocery store and I am staying in the car with the kids because she says it will be quick, this application is a life saver. Quick is always such a relative term when it comes to shopping and this application can weather the storm of 15 minutes or more to get “a few things.”
What I really found nice was the fact that they included so many puzzles in the pay version of the application. I believe it clocks in at 2500 challenges and just because you have gotten the red car out of the traffic jam does not mean that you have completed the game with with a “perfect score.” That “perfect score” feature is very nice as it allows for even more replay ability and a greater sense of accomplishment. You may not want your kids playing games that are mindless, but that is not what Thinkfun is about, you can feel very comfortable allowing your kids to have some play time with this application. They will come away learning some good problem solving skills among other things.
We have attached a screenshot for the iPad, and it looks stunning. Not to say that the iTouch/iPhone version is any slouch either as it looks great as well. Download the app, you will not be disappointed. My only complaint is that I get a lot less time on my own iTouch because of it, and that little kid fingers are not always the cleanest things in the house!