Famous in Germany, Benjamin Blümchen makes his way from comics to a fun, engaging learning game for small children. In Benjamin Blümchen The Elephant Gold (universal), from b-interaktive GmbH, young children will immerse themselves in matching games, spot the error games, and coloring.
When the game opens, children can choose to play games or color. Narration and music can be turned off from the main menu as well. Within the game section, children can choose to either play spot the difference or a matching game.
Spot the error offers children 17 pictures to choose from to begin their game. When a picture is selected, two pictures are shown on the screen. The child then has to tap on the areas that are different in one of the pictures. Each game shows the child how many differences are shown by displaying a faded sun. One sun lights up for each error found.
Players can get help by tapping the magnifying glass on the screen, but when help is requested a little rain cloud lights up. When all errors are found on the screen the same picture reappears with more errors than the previous one.
The matching game is a simple memory game. Players can choose between four sets of cards and the first game using those cards consists of four cards, two matches. After all matches are found the number of cards increases.
In the coloring section, children can select one of 27 pictures to color. Color is added to sections by tapping the screen. There is no freehand coloring on this, which makes it perfect for the younger child. When the picture is complete, children can save their picture by tapping on the camera icon which saves it to the photo library on the iOS device.
The one feature I liked the most as a part is the narration. When the player pauses, the narrator encourages the child to continue and repeats what they need to do. There have been many times when playing a game my girls have to put it down for a minute and forget what they need to do, this solves that little problem.
Benjamin Blümchen The Elephant Gold (universal) is an addition to our game library that adds a little fun for my two year old. She’s able to follow along listening to the narration and she loves Benjamin and his friends.