Hedgewars

LQ: 8.3

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Brain grade: 8.5
Fun score: 8.0

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Game Type: ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , , , , LWK Recommended Age: 9+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

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Using an army of cartoon hedgehogs, players of Hedgewars must eliminate all of the opposing hedgehog warriors in turn-based battles. Because each game is divided into timed, alternating turns, players must carefully plan their actions before the clocks run out, preparing for the opponent’s counter-attack. The game features fun weaponry that offers a variety of ways to deal damage and hinder opposing forces, and players can even customize teams and take their battles online. Hedgewars requires a small amount of reading to understand the game’s controls, and because of the overall complexity of the game, it is recommended for players ages 9 and up.

 


This Game is Good for Kids Who Need Help With:

Planning

Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

This game is helpful for children who have trouble thinking before acting. Using many different weapons, players must take care to line up the angles of their shots before they fire, while also taking into consideration factors such as wind speeds. In order to inflict the maximum amounts of damage during their turns, players must contemplate all of these factors carefully. He'll also need to consider his opponent, whether its a computer or an actual player, and strategize how he may move his own hedgehogs in order to plan accordingly.

Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

Hedgewars encourages the player to use all the tools given to him. Items range from guns that shoot from afar, to melee weapons that do damage up close. Players can also use homing missiles to hit hard to reach enemies, or cluster grenades that harm multiple targets. In addition to weaponry, jetpacks, grappling hooks, and underground drills can be activated to reach new vantage points on the battlefield. If order to best the opponent, the player must use the each weapon and tool instead of sticking to only a select few.

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