Fire Trucks: 911 rescue | great new kids app by Thematica
kids app for iPad + Android | suitable for ages 3-6 years | kids games
The latest kids app by Thematica lets Fire Trucks speed through the sandbox. If this sounds familiar to some of you, then you probably know the other app “Cars in Sandbox” where construction site vehicles can be played by kids. We’re quite thrilled about this new kids app and especially about the fact, that we have the chance to introduce a fire department app for kids to you, which is always an interesting subject for children. Join us whilst we check out the 5 Fire Trucks for you.
From turntable ladder to nostalgic Fire Trucks – all in all there are 5 vehicles for kids to discover, whereby in the previous app there were 8 construction vehicles available for kids to play with. But even if there are 3 less vehicles in this app, they have however been given many details and interesting features. Many interactive details also differentiate the vehicles from one another.
After the kids have decided which Fire Truck they want to play with on the start screen, the sandbox game screen opens straight after. It’s all about driving from A to B and in between solving and finishing little missions. Those are simply explained without words but via drawings on the fence. A mouse for example, needs to be rescued from a burning cheese tower and at other times, a dinosaur wants to go back to his cave, which needs to be cleared from all the debris first. Most of the missions are often matched to the special abilities of the vehicles. The rotary wagon for example, has of course a functional ladder, that you can simply position via swiping motion.
The control and the navigation of the cars at the scene of the accident, is however, a bit fiddly sometimes. Although everything has been done to keep the navigation as simple as possible, you still have to adjust and repeatedly tap until the toy car actually responds the way you’d expect it to do.
As you can scroll the car and the landscape separately, you may also slip and move the screen unintentionally. We’d therefore urgently recommend and wish for a much better navigation method, which could also raise the game fun a little, i.e. the control over accelerator and brake, or arrow keys to control and move the vehicle separately.
One thing’s for sure, young Fire department fans will definitely have a lot of fun with this app. The cars are large and have been beautifully furnished with great sounds. Not only the blue light can be activated, but also lights, doors, flaps and of course the engines want to be started properly(long touch on the engine). The Fire mouse is always present and can always get out of cars in order to hold the hose.
You can check out our YouTube video, where we’ll show you how some of the missions are solved.
(to be seen here shortly)
Fire Trucks: 911 rescue | kids app rating
(+) detailed and interactive Fire Trucks
(+) kids often like to choose the Thematica sandbox apps
(+) Successful continuation of the construction vehicle App
(+) No in-app purchases & social buttons
(-) fiddly navigation
(-) less vehicles than in the first app
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
Download Fire Trucks: 911 rescue
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
kids app developer: Thematica