Catch the ark | cool endless runner game app for older kids
Catch the ark by Chillingo also comes from the category “endless runner”, even though no one is literally running in this app, but drifting on a boat, whilst trying to flee from a huge Tsunami wave.
Why are we introducing this app as a kids app to you today? Well, a lot of kids love to play endless runner games like Temple Run and Subway Surfer. The only thing about Subway Surfer, however is, that you run along the railway tracks the whole time, trying to avoid the trains – we don’t really find this recommendable for kids though.
This is why we treat ourselves with a somewhat twisted story of Catch the ark, in which Adam and his ark are waiting for the high tide.
When the tide finally arrived, he calmly drifted off, without taking the three main characters of this casual game with him. The three animalistic creatures have no other choice but to jump on a raft and start to chase Adam and the ark.
Typically for all endless runner games, is that you can collect many coins whilst on the chase, from which you can buy yourself new boats. They don’t really give you any game advantages but at least something different to look at, which makes a nice change. This is however an advantage , for not having to buy the in-app purchases that are being offered, as you get enough fun and new objects already as it is. Not only for the little “shop” in this game, but also for the quite demanding difficulty levels, we want to recommend this app for kids at the ages of 8-14+ years.
In comparison to other popular endless runner apps like Temple run, there is a small but considerable advantage for Catch the Ark, also seen from the kids app point of view: the game only ends when three mistakes have been made whilst floating on the raft, which is when all “passengers” have fallen off. Usually all endless runners games already end by making just one mistake – annoying!
Another thing which makes this iPad and iPhone apps so interesting for kids, is the funny and happy graphics of the cute and funny animal-monsters, whereas the whole family will most probably want to play with this game app. It’s diverting and very entertaining, even if it does get a little repetitive, as you always got to start fom the beginning.
It is really exciting though when you’re trying to break your own high-score record, which is pretty encouraging and always makes you jump back on the raft.
Another advantage for kids in this game:
Catch the ark doesn’t have a tilt function, but instead we just have a left and right function, which we find much easier. When you’ve reached 8000 meters, however, Catch the ark doesn’t get anything but easy, that’s for sure. Our record was 12000 meters and kids usually get to 8000 meters.
As for all endless runners games, the start and getting into the game is always quite easy and captivating. The increase of the difficulty levels however, decides whether or not you like the endless runner games or not. Most kids that we know like to play games such as Catch the Ark and we can therefore recommend this casual game app as a game for the whole family from the ages of 8+ years.
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➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app test based on app version 1.1