Miner Birds – Mental Maths | Multiplayer kids app
✔ iPad + iPhone ✔ Android | kids app for ages 6-10+ years
Busythings tend to develop pretty crazy and peculiar educational games, just like the mental maths app Miner Birds, where turkeys dig their way through the ground to hunt worms and solve arithmetical problems whilst they’re on their way.
The mathematical problems range from simple addition problems up to fractions – which makes the app suitable for children aged 6-10+ years. Another special feature is the Multiplayer mode. Up to 3 players can play this game alternately against each other (step by step).
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions and Worms
The turkeys (on the App Store they’re referring to chickens) are armed with shovels and jackhammers, with which they can destroy the worms. Players can freely dig one field per turn. If one gets to a playing field with a worm on, an arithmetical problem needs to be solved correctly, in order to step on the next field and to be able to catch the worm. The first player to have caught 20 worms wins the round.
Miner Birds is one of the few maths games, which offers a multiplayer mode so that more players can play on one device. However, the difficulty level is the same for all players, which is fair for children of the same age, that want to play against one another. We would have liked to have had a separate setting for each player though.
If no other player is available, it is also possible to play against the Computer, which works wonderfully.
Due to the opponent, kids do only have to solve mental mathematical problems correctly, they also need to make some strategic decisions to win. Some fields even have up to 5 worms at once, which makes the predictive tunneling critical for match-winning.
There are also surprise boxes hidden in the ground, which can reduce the opponent’s point advantage. Some worms want to get paid for double-draws and the removal of rocks. Whether this investment is worthwhile, is up to the kids to decide.
Watch our video where we’re playing the medium difficulty level against the Computer.
Miner Birds – Mental Maths | kids app rating
Watch out for ambitious opponents – Miner Birds is one of those multiplayer apps, with which you can truly tease your opponents. When two of those characters approach each other, they literally start a fight on the screen, worms get stolen and paths are being blocked. Bombs, rocks and other nasty objects are hidden inside the surprise boxes. Well, doesn’t this sound like a fun Maths app to you?
(+) Multiplayer mode
(+) from Additions to Fractions
(+) Entertaining rivalry
(-) Difficulty level for multiplayer can’t be separately adjusted
Download Miner Birds – Mental Maths
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
kid app developer: Busythings Ltd.