Antura & the Letters

Antura & the Letters

Antura & the Letters Review

App Apes Verdict
  • Graphics - 10/10
  • Gameplay - 9/10
  • Replay Value - 9/10
  • Originality - 8.5/10
User Rating: 5.0 (4 votes)


Antura & the Letters offers an immersive Arabic language experience. The app is entirely in Arabic, both written and spoken (no English help), but the game is designed in a way that it can walk children through the required steps of each activity with visual cues and repetition, while perhaps teaching them a little Arabic along the way. After all, the best way to learn a language is to be immersed in it, and Antura & the Letters helps offer this experience anywhere a phone or mobile device is available. While it may not serve as a complete language teacher given it can be confusing to those with no experience with Arabic, its visual nature and supplemented audio (Arabic) walk through can in fact assist everyone, even English speakers, in learning Arabic. Even so, this is perhaps best suited as a fun tool for those already learning Arabic. The user interface is intuitive and the graphics are cohesive and adorable.  The game play is educational as well as fun and quite varied with six worlds to explore, each with several types of quizzes, games to play, and vocabulary sessions. Given the amount of lessons, games, quizzes, activities, and customization available, there is quite a bit of replay value here. With a customization for user avatars and accessories for the dog, as well as several age levels to choose from, there is a lot to do in this app. Overall, Antura & the Letters is a unique, educational experience that could be a huge help to those wishing to master Arabic as a first language, or learn it as a second with perhaps a little additional outside guidance. 

App Pros

App Cons

  • Cute Graphics
  • Great Selection of Activities
  • Free to Play – No ads
  • Educational – Good Reward System
  • Confusing to those with no experience with Arabic
  • Large File Size


App Description

Antura & the Letters ReviewAntura & the Letters – Reading has never been so much fun! Learning becomes an adventure with Antura, the fun-loving dog. Catch Arabic letters hidden around the world, while solving puzzles and earning gifts along the way. With Antura, kids will be able to easily grow their language skills and practice reading in Arabic as they progress through the game one step at a time. You don’t need internet access to play, so your child can read anywhere! This free game is great for any child who wants to learn Arabic letters and words. Antura and the Letters is entirely in Arabic, so basic speaking Arabic skills might be required. A free app that teaches children the modern standard Arabic alphabet. Guided lessons on pronunciation. Activities: 32 fun games covering the full Arabic primary school literacy curriculum. 12 types of quizzes to test and reinforce each subject your child learns. Customize Antura with over 500 different item combinations! Journey: 6 incredible worlds with mountains, islands, villages and more. 85 learning milestones to mark each step of your child’s progress. 255 play sessions covering the primary school curriculum. Lessons: All standard Arabic alphabet, including diacritic symbols – more than 100 letters overall! More than 350 words, including 275 nouns, each with its own image. More than 50 sentences, including greetings and other common expressions Winner of the international EduApp4Syria competition, “Antura and the Letters” is a free, playful smartphone game that mixes the best entertainment technology with practical Arabic educational content to give kids, ages 5 – 10, an engaging learning experience. Antura was created to support children that are not able to attend schools, but any child can play and learn Arabic easily for free. Collaborating with expert educators and psychologists, the development team transformed the primary school Arabic literacy curriculum into a fun journey in which kids progress at their own speed, one step at a time. Each success is rewarded with many different colorful items that not only reinforce Arabic skills but also enable children to create their own, unique Antura. This project was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and developed by Cologne Game Lab, Video Games Without Borders and Wixel Studios.


  • 6 Worlds to Explore
  • 12 Types of Quizes
  • 30+ Games to Play
  • 255 Curriculum Sessions
  • 350+ Words to Learn
  • 500+ Item Combinations for Antura (Dog)
  • Educational

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