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Pay homage to retro arcade-style games with this addicting space-themed math app, guaranteed to appeal to kids and adults alike. Take off on an intergalactic mission into outer space, solving puzzles and shooting down alien crafts as you fly.
Watch out for enemy fire and avoid punching in too many wrong answers—both could lead to a failed mission. Missions are based on four different math operations—addition, subtraction, multiplication and division—and kids must maneuver their ships over correct answers to advance. The more questions little learners ace, the more powerful their laser beam becomes—but as the levels increase in difficulty, enemies become more savvy as well. Three difficulty levels allow this app to grow as a child's skills progress. Varied questions keep the format from becoming stale; at times, children are given part of an equation and must find the missing numbers. Other questions challenge kids to build the sum from scratch with numbers they choose.
In the practice mode, a calculator appears each time a problem is answered incorrectly to help kids solve the sum. This review is for the lite version, which allows you to play the first two levels for free. Once you're hooked, upgrade to the full, 12-level version for $1.99.
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