CONCEPT: Ansel and Clair are back again and this time with a new adventure where you will have to help free the Bald Eagles being captured by the pirates by proving your knowledge of the history of the United States!
DELIVERY: Does your child aspire to one day answer all the questions on Jeopardy? Apps like the new one released by Ansel and Clair will help them achieve just that. American Bowl is a fun trivia filled game that has you answering questions about the United States as you bowl your way to victory. Answer correctly to send your ball down the bowling lane to knock down the evil pirates who have been capturing the bald eagles, the national bird of the United States.
Players begin by entering their name, selecting a difficulty level (easy, medium or hard) and then finally selecting a category. The wide variety of categories available definitely makes this an app that is engaging and educational. Some of the categories include Important Events, Amazing Americans, All about our States and Symbols and many more.
The graphics are not distracting and the animation is nicely done but what really makes this special is the integration of the historical pictures of not only people but of events as well adding to the educational value of the game. To keep the game exciting if you get the answer right consecutively you’ll earn yourself a power-up and the chance to get a custom ball.
LIMITATIONS: While the app has great educational value, given the age group that it is targeting the game play can become slightly redundant. It would have been nice to see this as more of a simulation with the character traveling through the different states perhaps successfully answering their way from one coast to the other.
CONCLUSION: Engaging and educational what more can you ask for. Overall a great app to increase your knowledge of U.S History, who knows maybe one day you’ll end up on Jeopardy and this game will have helped you score that winning answer. 4/5
Great for learning or reviewing U.S History
Great for quizzing young ones about U.S. History