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Paw Patrol Rescue Run

Paw Patrol Rescue Run

Spring 2016 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Developer: Nickelodeon
Download Price: $3.99
Platform: iPad

In Paw Patrol Rescue Run, children join Ryder and their favorite pups, Marshal, Chase, Rubble, Numa, and Skye as they team-up to help the people of Adventure Bay. The simple-to-play, side-scrolling game features a variety of locations, each with its own challenge, ranging from clearing the sky slopes on Jake's Mountain to removing Mayor Goodway's car from a snowbank Downtown. On each level, players must avoid obstacles and collect pup treats to earn Adventure Bay Badges.

Although our young players loved the game (yes, big Paw Patrol fans), the app has limited long-term play value, because it includes only three locations; additional locations (and the new pup Everest) are available for purchase ($1.99), but for a total cost of nearly $6, we would have expected much more game play. Additionally, although the game is entertaining, there's a missed opportunity to introduce or practice new or emerging skills. If you are looking for a purely entertaining app and aren't focused on academic material, Paw Patrol may come to the rescue.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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