Zoombinis

a game by FableVision Studios
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 10.0/10 - 3 votes
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Zoombinis
Zoombinis
Zoombinis
Zoombinis

Zoombinis is actually a game that was first released back in the 90s. It was a fairly popular educational PC game and it has been brought back for this generation of kids. They have given the game a lick of HD paint and if you want your kids to play something that is more “educational” you can do a lot worse than Zoombinis.

What The Heck Are Zoombinis?

That is the question you are most likely asking right now. Well, Zoombinis are these cute little blue creatures that live in a strange land and they need your help. The Zoombinis are smart, happy and they want to live in peace, but they need a little helping hand to complete all the different missions that they have to do.

Lots Of Different Challenges

There is quite a bit of variety to the challenges in Zoombinis. There are 12 different challenges that your child can do and they start quite simple and then get progressively harder. The difficulty progression is done just right for kids as it offers a fair challenge, but at the same time they will not get frustrated and want to shut the game off. You need to take the Zoombinis on a journey that will see you need to navigate such challenges as Allergic Cliffs, Pizza Pass, Stone Rise, Lions Lair, and the Mirror Machine. Each level has a different kind of challenge and it is a challenge that is not just fun, but it is also going to make any kid playing this think.

For example, Pizza Pass requires you to make these pizzas for a bunch of greedy trolls. You do not just have to move quickly, you also have to make sure that you are using the right parts as the trolls are very picky when it comes to their pizza. Then Lions Lair will require you to try and think one or two moves ahead as there is a lot of strategy involved in getting all of the Zoombinis across the path safely.

Like A Story Book

While Zoombinis is a game that was first released the better part of two decades ago. It has been treated very well in this new version. They have redrawn all of the background art and it looks like a million bucks. I would probably compare the art style to Rayman, although in a more toned down style. There is a ton of personality here not just from the Zoombinis, but the Trolls, Stone Guards and other creatures that you meet along on your journey. The voice acting is also really well done and from what I can tell they have actually gone to the trouble of using the original voice acting. This means if you played this game when you were a kid and are now getting your own child to play it. It is really going to tug on those nostalgia strings.

Zoombinis is clearly not a game that is aimed at a 30-year-old who does nothing but play first person shooters. However, it is one of the more charming kid's games out there and as well as being fun it does have some educational value as well. It was a huge hit when it was released in the 90s and I am sure it will be very popular now too. If you want your kids to play a more kid friendly and wholesome kind of game you cannot go wrong with Zoombinis.

7.5/10

Pros:

  • The redrawn backgrounds look great
  • Plenty of different challenges to do
  • One of the more fun kids games out there
  • A very well done remake
  • The Zoombinis have a ton of personality

Cons:

  • The actual game is the same as it always has been
  • Maybe hard to get kids to stop playing Fortnite to play this!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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