In Banana Bunch, the player controls a monkey as he jumps up an endless forest. The forest contains bananas, power-ups, and obstacles. The game starts with a simple tap of the screen. The player controls where the monkey goes by tilting their device back and forth. The frequency and variety of obstacles increase the higher the monkey goes.
Banana Bunch includes in-app ads, as well as in-app purchases. The ESRB rated it E for Everyone and LW4K stands by the rating, since children as young as pre-school age could play this game and get thinking skills practice from it.
Banana Bunch helps kids practice and improve the following skills:
Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
This is an extremely fast-paced game. That means that if a player wants to excel at Banana Bunch, he or she must use their focus skills while playing the game. Most importantly, the player must ignore internal and external distractions. One quick look or thought turned away from the game and the player will miss a platform, banana, or power-up. They may even run into spikes or another obstacle. It is also important for the player to be able to shift their focus among the three goals of the game: bouncing off of platforms, grabbing bananas for a boost, and avoiding obstacles. If the player can't keep all three things in focus, they will fail the game and have to start over.
Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.
As the player moves up the forest, everything they pass falls away and can no longer catch them. This means that Banana Bunch requires the player to practice keeping pace. Even the fact that single bananas give a smaller boost to the monkey than a banana bunch means that the player must keep pace or risk losing. If they lose, they have to start over again.
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