Papa Pear Saga

LQ: 8.4


Brain grade: 8.5
Fun score: 8.2

Game Type: , ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 5+ Thinking Skills Used: , ,

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Papa Pear Saga is a lighthearted and fun physics-based puzzle game that people of all ages are sure to enjoy. The game is played by firing Papa Pears at fruit pegs, hazelnuts, and crazy chillies, to get the most bounces as possible in the colorful midst of cute graphics, upbeat music, and dancing characters. The excitement seems endless with over 75 levels, ranging in difficultly and goals, such as Light Up the Buckets and Bring Down the Fruit. Papa Pear Saga is appropriate for players of any age, although it would be best played by those five and older given the difficulty of certain levels.

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Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals

RLfjLFxT8ocK9U_MC_kbSw6MnipKVLZSMPr7UUCLNQ4At the beginning of each level the player is given a goal, such as lighting up each of the five buckets by dunking a Papa Pear into them. There are objects in his way, however, and he has a limited number of Papa Pears, so each shot must be carefully planned. Also, depending on objects hit during the level, multipliers appear for the player to take advantage of. However, he must strike the multiplier with a Papa Pear, which is more likely when the player surveys the layout of the obstacles before firing. The player who neglects to make strategy-based decisions will have more difficultly beating levels with the number of Papa Pears available to him, than the player who thinks about his goals before he fires.


Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations

In Papa Pear Saga there are different types of levels the player will encounter, which require different methods of gameplay. In most levels, the player must get a Papa Pear into each of the five buckets at least once before running out of Papa Pears, in order to win. Some levels, however, ask the player to help fruit into the buckets and thus do not require every bucket to be used. The player will have to follow a different strategy on such level types, as hitting each bucket will not result in a win unless all the fruits have been brought down in the process. He will conquer more levels when he is able to recognize the different tasks the levels require of him and adjust his strategy as necessary.


Managing our actions, feelings and behaviors

Screen-Shot-2013-03-29-at-10.25.41There is a certain level of chance/luck that is inherent in the nature of the game, as the player does not have the ability to control the trajectory of the Papa Pear once it has been fired. This can be frustrating at times, especially when Papa Pears are fired in completely different directions but somehow end up hitting the same target each time. It is important for the player to keep calm and resist blasting the remaining Papa Pears out of frustration, in consideration of the limited number available to him. Although the pears could end up anywhere, random fires are less likely to end in success than those fired with some logic and direction behind them. The player that can remain cool in the heat of frustration will ultimately make better decisions that increase the likelihood of beating the level.

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