3D Bears

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9 Overall Score

Great for entertaining small children.

Not too entertaining for older children.

Written by on April 24, 2012 in [, , , , ]

As a Mom I am always looking for ways to keep my 2 year old daughter entertained when we have to run errands or sit in a waiting room for any extended period of time.  So when I heard about the game 3D Bears for the iPhone/iPad I was really interested in checking it out.

The bears in the game remind me of the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  There is a Mommy Bear, Daddy Bear, and a Baby Bear and you get to dress your bears up in various outfits and then put them on stage to dance.   Each bear has their own style of dressing.  Mommy Bear dresses in ballet clothes, Daddy Bear has fancier clothes, and Baby Bear has the most adorable baby outfits.  The controls are simple enough for a toddler to figure out, although my daughter is a little on the young side to have them down properly just yet.  Luckily, her big sister (who is twelve) was able to help out and this kept both of them busy.  There really isn’t much interaction with the game though, so it should be simple for most children to figure out.

Once you select the bears clothing and stage for them to dance on you will notice a red light and green light at the top of the screen.  The red light starts a countdown from three to one and you just have to push the button before the countdown is over.  Push the button in time and your bear gets a trophy, miss and your bear becomes sad.  If you don’t hit the button in time you can always try again so with practice I think most younger children will figure it out.  You can go into the options screen of the game and change how fast the timer counts down if slowing it down will help your little ones out.   My daughter got really excited when she finally figured out the right timing and got her rainbow filled trophy screen.

Each bear has their own specific song, and the song stays the same no matter which outfit you’ve selected for your bear.  The way the bears dance does change, although they each have their own individual style of dancing that goes along with their clothing style.  Mommy Bear is a ballet dancer, Daddy Bear likes to tap dance, and Baby Bear likes to break it down hip-hop style.  My two year old loves the baby hip-hop music the best.

3D Bears is easy to pick up and play.  A quick, easy to understand tutorial will lead you through the game.   I think this would be perfect for children who are between the ages of three and six years old.  Younger children may have trouble with the controls, and older children will get completely bored with the game after a few rounds.  I really did enjoy watching my older and younger children interact around this game though and would absolutely recommend it to anyone who can afford $0.99 to keep their kids entertained for a few minutes.  You can purchase this game in the iTunes store here.

A copy of 3D Bears was given to The Married Gamers for review.

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2 Comments on "3D Bears"

  1. Farva April 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Ive been looking for a game for my daughter to play on long rides. This’ll work. Thanks.

  2. Marcia Webb April 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    She’s actually the perfect age for this game. Plus, we all know you like playing dress up 🙂

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