App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 4/104/10
- Gameplay - 8/108/10
- Replay Value - 8.5/108.5/10
Tap Puzzle Animals is a great way for kids to use their noggins to both solve sliding puzzles and learn interesting facts about animals.
While Tap Puzzle Animals does have captivating images of several animals from four of the seven continents, including App Apes favorite, the gorilla, but overall it suffers a little in the graphics department. The user interface is lack luster, with pixilation and blurring. It is dark colored, which is easier on the eyes for long periods of time playing, but it could use some color to brighten the mood especially for appealing mostly to children. All in all, the graphics are decent, not amazing, but then again it’s a puzzle game. There are ads to keep the game free, and the full page ads are not overly obnoxious, but the in-game ads detract from the overall ascetics of the game.
While the game play is geared towards children, adults can have fun with the app as well. It is challenging with the difficulty growing harder as players progress, from a simple four square starter puzzle to six to nine to twenty-five. Players complete puzzles to unlock the next of several per continent, and can learn about the subject animal while doing so by pushing the light bulb button for animal facts. There are only four of the seven continents available as of now, including Africa, Europe, North America, and Australia, but that still offers plenty of fun to be had, and Antarctica, Asia, and South American are claimed to be coming soon. The music is fun and lively, but can grow to be a real ear worm over time, and a different tune for each continent might benefit the game. With new continents to come there is good replay value, and the game also offers leaderboards, stars to collect, and achievements.
Overall, puzzle lovers will enjoy Tap Puzzle Animals and it serves as a healthy mental exercise for kids in a world of non-educational games and TV shows.
Classic sliding puzzle with animals from our globe in a version for touch devices. Tap the tile to slide it in the empty space. Try your hand on the boards from 2×2 to 5×5 tiles and compare your scores with other players from around the world in the tables of results. For great accomplishments you will be rewarded with special achievements. Great puzzle game for the whole family regardless of age.