Disclaimer: I received this app for free in exchange for review purposes. All my opinions (and NDK’s) are my own.
Yo ho! Are you ready for the newest adventures of Jake and his Never Land pirate friends? In “Jake’s Treasure Trek” from Disney Publishing, Jake and his friends receive letters from Peter Pan and must race against Captain Hook to find the treasures! As of this post, the game currently is priced at $3.99. From the App Store:
Yo ho, let’s go! Join Jake and his crew of pirates on an epic quest to save Never Land from darkness! Race through Jungle Run Isle, Dry Dock Rock, and Lava Tiki Island in this swashbuckling adventure to defeat the sneaky Captain Hook. Play as Jake as you run, jump, swim, climb, fly, and zip line to collect Doubloons and earn a high score!
• Action-packed, side-scrolling adventure!
• Animated stories featuring your favorite Pirates in all the land!
• Collect gold Doubloons to earn a high score!
• Grab power-ups along the way to defeat Captain Hook!
• Unlock more islands and earn new rewards with a multi-story approach that offers maximum replay ability!
We are big Disney Junior fans, so NDK was very excited to play this game. This game presents itself as a race against Captain Hook. While the app page says this game is designed for children 5 and under, I still feel that young children older than 5 would still enjoy this game. Jake will make it to the end of the quest every time you play, which can make it easier on younger children playing this game, but he may not always win. Speed and coordination are key in this game, as the goal is to beat Captain Hook to the end of each quest. The difficulty level does increase as the game progresses. NDK worked on one level for a few days before figuring out another strategy.
In all, this is a fun adventure for young children. A game that encourages children to find new strategies on their own is a winner in my neurotic Disney home!
Have your NDKs played this game? How far have they progressed?