Temple Run 2

LQ: 7.4

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Brain grade: 6.8
Fun score: 8

Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

iTunes / Google Play

Temple Run 2 is an “endless runner” game where players must attempt to escape a temple. Players begin as “Guy Dangerous,” an Indiana Jones-type adventurer who must avoid a multitude of obstacles like long jumps, rivers, sharp turns, fire breathing trees, narrow passageways, and of course, the monster who is always just a step behind, waiting for a misstep. Players must tilt, swipe, jump, and dive to keep from falling off the stage or being captured by the monster. Available for use are a variety of powerups, challenges, and different characters that help to enhance the overall gameplay experience. Players collect coins and gems to purchase power-ups and upgrades, and also to revive themselves. Temple Run 2 contains very minimal cartoon violence, making it suitable for children ages 6 and older.

 


this game is good for kids who need help with:

Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations, especially adapting to obstacles.

Temple Run 2 is by no means a repetitive game. Players will continuously have to adapt to a changing map and increased travel speeds, as well as a myriad of obstacles attempting to thwart the escape of the temple traveler. While players will not be called on to improvise strategies, they will be asked to perform a series of maneuvers to keep them from falling off the map. Players have to judge the best time to jump, slide, move left to right, or use powerups. Although the stage is always relatively similar in layout, players must quickly adapt to new encounters and scenarios - especially when they begin to travel faster. Once "Guy Dangerous," the character that players control, begins to pick up speed, players can either forge ahead with the increased speed and difficulty of gameplay, or alter their strategy. Here would be a good time time to intentionally run into a tree root or a wall in order to slow their character down so their escape becomes more manageable. Players must be able to think on their feet and use powerups at appropriate times. Their Flexibility Thinking Skills will be put to the test - even in just a brief time playing Temple Run 2.

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks, especially shifting attention.

Temple Run 2 requires players to demonstrate more than sustained attention. The nature of the game will absorb players into the game environment, creating an atmosphere that fosters focus. However, it is important that players have a goal in mind while playing the game. A goal can be as simple as unlocking a new character, or as difficult as scoring one million points in a single run. Goal-directed persistence is an importance skill for players to harness and equally useful in both the classroom and the workplace. Players who have a goal in mind before starting their escape are more likely to continue playing the game until they complete it. The game itself require a heightened attention to detail as well, as the scenery is constantly and rapidly changing.

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