Mini-Guide: Star Wars: Puzzle Droids

LQ: 9.1


Brain grade: 8.7
Fun score: 9.5

Star Wars: Puzzle Droids
Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

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Star Wars: Puzzle Droids is an engaging match-three game that takes place in the Star Wars universe. Players are tasked with helping BB-8 clear circuits from a game board in order to unlock his missing memories. Star Wars: Puzzle Droids also features other Star Wars characters and three different planets to visit. Each level has two difficulty settings, each with different rewards earned for each successful completion. Parents should be aware that there are in-app purchases. LearningWorks for Kids stands behind the ESRB rating of E for Everyone. Kids 4 and older will be able to enjoy and learn from the game.

Star Wars: Puzzle Droids helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Time ManagementStar Wars: Puzzle Droids

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

Time management is an important aspect of any match-three game, and it features heavily in Puzzle Droids because players must keep pace on several fronts. First, the player has to complete all requirements for a level within a certain number of moves. Then there are times when a level requires a certain number of special circuits to be used. When that happens, making and using a special circuit will take several moves, challenging a player's efficiency by adding to the overall number of moves required to beat the level. In some levels, the player gains a helper who is only activated when a certain number of circuits have been cleared. Finally, there are some creatures that show up on the board, making it smaller, and these creatures can only be removed after a certain number of circuits have been cleared.

All of this means that the player must be very aware of their moves--their "time"--left to complete the level. If they aren't, they will fail the level, lose out on rewards, and lose a life. When they run out of lives, they will have to stop playing the game until they have regenerated.

Working Memory

Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.

In their quest to clear up BB-8's memory, Puzzle Droids players will put their own memories to the test. Players will need to remember any special instructions (such as the need to collect 15 orange circuits to remove a creature from the board). They will also need to remember how to make the special circuits. Additionally, while the player recalls whatever is unique about the level, they also need to follow the directions for the level. Whatever wood needs breaking or circuits need collecting, the level can't be won without the player following those directions. Any player who doesn't use their working memory skills won't unlock the memories and will not advance in the game.

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