Teacher Review For Amazing Alex

From the creators of Angry Birds, The Incredible Machine 2.0

Celine P.
Technology coordinator
Horizon Middle School
Aurora, CO
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would use it as an enrichment activity. This game can help reinforce basic physics concepts and encourage perseverance and problem solving skills. I like the idea of using it as a launching pad to have kids build their own Rube-Goldberg-type machine.
My Take
This game is like the game, The Incredible Machine that my students used to play back in the day. Like the Incredible Machine the game consists of puzzles that can be solved by creating various Rube-Goldberg-type machines. My son downloaded this game as soon as it was available because he is a HUGE Angry Bird fan. My son likes it, but not as much as Angry Birds, or Where's My Water, which is another puzzle game. It seems to be a little easier that the Angry Bird games and not as exciting. The free version came with annoying ads that pop up every now and then, but that is to be expected. One cool feature is that kids can create their own levels and then share them with friends or upload them to the web. I think it might be cool to have a contest with a class to see who can create the best level. That might up the excitement factor.