Mini-Guide: Red (game)

LQ: 9.2

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Brain grade: 9.0
Fun score: 9.4

Red (game)
Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: Any Thinking Skills Used: ,

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Red (game) is a puzzle game where the player turns their entire screen red. Each level presents a different combination of red and black, in a variety of shapes and game boards. The player must then figure out what mechanics are in place to turn all the black into red. It could be as simple as wiping the board clean or as complex as finding the right pattern on the board or tapping in the right rhythm. There are hints available if you watch a video or make a purchase. You can also find companion/similar games Black, Blue, and Yellow on the developers website.

It has in-game ads and purchases. The ESRB rated it E for Everyone and LW4K stands by this rating.


Red (game) helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Red (game)Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

Every level presents a new challenge. This means the player has to use their flexibility skills and try new things as they are presented with new obstacles. If they try the same thing every level (such as wiping off the black) because it worked in an earlier level, they will be unable to complete and unlock new levels. They have to try new things and be flexible if they want to keep advancing in the game.

Planning

Developing and retaining information in our minds while working.

Planning skills—specifically problem solving—are the bread and butter of what a player uses in this game. If they aren’t taking the time to look at the whole board, think of multiple options, and try them out according to a well-made plan, the player will be unable to solve the puzzle. And if they can’t solve a puzzle, they will have to use a hint or they will fail to move forward in the game.

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