LW4K Game Spotlight: Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

This is the next video in a new Learningworks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues. Click here to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer J.R. for his work on this awesome video!

 

Hey everyone, welcome to Learningworks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a new series where we will be walking through some of your favorite games and talking about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! If you want to know more about how to take your gameplay to the next level, visit learningworksforkids.com and explore our course listings. 

Tighten your black belt, prune your bonsai tree, and bow to your sensei because today we’re going to be talking about Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues. This fighting game takes characters from Netflix’s three season long karate show and lets the player choose which rivaling dojo they want to align with. You can choose the Cobra Kai dojo and focus more on higher attack power and literally heat things up with fire attacks. Or you can choose the Miyagi-do Dojo, focusing on defensive moves and cooling things down with ice attacks. 

You will need to use your working memory skills because, like in most fighting games, there are quite a few button combinations to remember. How you do in missions depends on how well you fight, which means more than simply button mashing your way through enemies. You need to be able to execute moves effectively and in combinations to earn enough credits to evolve your characters’ fighting styles and give them better offensive and defensive capabilities. 

Players also need to plan out how they want their characters to progress through the game. For each dojo’s four playable characters there are unique abilities and the progression ladder has a few different paths you can take to train and learn new moves. However, you only have as much credit as you can earn during your missions so you cannot simply get better at everything all at once. You also cannot have a balanced team if you spend all your credit on only one of the four characters. You will need to plan out how you want to spend your credits and where they will be most effectively used. 

Which dojo is your favorite in Cobra Kai?  Let us know in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and playthroughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at learningworksforkids.com! 

 

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