The Green Mission

LQ: 8.2

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Brain grade: 8
Fun score: 8.4

Game Type: , ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: LWK Recommended Age: 8+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

HTML5

The Green Mission is a humorous cartoon adventure/puzzle game where players control a green amebic character through a cavernous maze. The goal: to find the exit in each cave and ultimately collect the coveted tomato recipe. In order to do so, players have to beat all 14 while collecting the green gem in each one. Players reach exits by unearthing a key card that can only be accessed if players change the color of their character from to orange from green. This is done by pressing the space bar. As levels get more difficult, players have to learn new moves and strategies in order to proceed. New moves and gameplay strats are slowly introduced as needed. Fittingly, in the last few levels, players must use everything they learned in the game in order to reach the exit. Because The Green Mission is one of the more difficult HTML5 games to play, we recommend it to players ages 8 and older.


THIS GAME IS GOOD FOR KIDS WHO NEED HELP WITH:

Working Memory

Recalling and retaining information in our mind while working.

When teaching difficult subjects, good teachers lecture and instruct using a scaffolding method. Scaffolded instruction refers to the way in which prior knowledge is build upon. In The Green Mission, players are incrementally introduced to new enemies, alternate means of travel, and more difficult terrain. For example, in level four players learn how to ride a spaceship. But in levels 10 through 14, players cannot simply ride the ship to get from point "a" to "b." Instead they will have to get in an out at strategic intervals, using the ship to complete smaller goals -- like collecting jewels. To complete the level, new maneuvers will be required.

Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

The list of obstacles in The Green Mission only gets longer as players proceed through the game. Since there are only 14 levels, it's natural that the level of difficulty is fairly high. Players must adapt to an ever-changing cast of enemies, more difficult jumps, and timed laser beams. While learning how to move past new obstacles, players have to avoid red hot blocks and large gaps in the map. Because players can only use the directional pad for movement, it's quite difficult to make a perfect jump. There are so many ways in which The Green Mission tries to throw players off course. It's up to the players to adapt, adopt, and advance through the game.

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