Jumanji: Epic Run takes the endless runner genre and gives it a heavy dose of Jumanji theming and adventure. In addition to the typical running of an endless runner, this game also adds in climbing, diving, and driving. The player can collect the four characters from the movie and unlock multiple locations. There are costumes and weapons upgrades, bad guys to fight, and power-ups like magnets and shields. The player can also complete goals and achievements for additional rewards.
There are in-game purchases available. The ESRB rated it T for Teen and LW4K stands by this rating.
Jumanji: Epic Run helps kids practice and improve the following skills:
Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
This game starts out at a nice easy pace, but it quickly speeds up. There are also a lot of obstacles and enemies, and a large amount of gold to gather. Every so often, the running changes to climbing or diving or driving a car. There are even times where the player is being chased by bad guys instead of chasing them. Because of all this, the player needs to maintain focus, ignoring both internal and external distractions. They also need to be able to switch attention between the things they want to collect and the things they want to avoid. If they can do this, they will find themselves collecting gold and gems at a steady pace and the game will advance and stay fresh. If they cannot maintain focus, the player will find it difficult to collect enough gold to unlock new characters, power-ups, or costumes.
Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.
This game has achievements and goals, both of which provide prizes. In order to unlock them in the most efficient manner possible, the player needs to use their working memory skills. Even though the player can refer back to their goals multiple times, they will achieve them much quicker by simply remembering what they have to do and then making sure they do it on their next run. The better they use their working memory, the quicker they will earn the prizes.
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