In this game players arrange pumpkins into groups of three or more and fling them at oncoming monsters in order to stop them from breaking through the barrier. Each monster takes a certain amount of pumkins to destroy, so players must line up shots efficiently in order to ensure that they do as much damage as possible. By tapping the coins monsters drop, players can earn money that can be used to buy items and upgrades between levels. Doing so is crucial to winning, as monsters become tougher and more numerous as the game advances. Due to the cartoon violence, lack of blood, and simple controls Monsters vs Pumpkins is recommended for players 7 and up.
Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
There are many things for players to keep an eye on while playing the game, like the layout of their pumpkins, the number of items they have left, and the type of monsters approaching. Different monsters require a specific amount of pumkins to defeat, so players need to pay close attention not only to the location of the attacking monsters, but th type and number of them as well. Even attacking requires them to re-arrange their pumpkins into groups of three or more. In order to win, players need to be able to multi-task, maintaining focus on each of these factors in the game.
Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.
In between levels, players get to purchase pumpkin upgrades and items to use in battle. Some items help re-enforce defenses, while others aid players in attacks. Items are very important for later levels where monsters begin to overwhelm the screen, so players need to ensure the plan ahead and stock up on the items they find most useful before starting the next stage.
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