Hakitzu Elite: Robot Hackers
Not Yet Rated
- using and applying technology
- programming and coding
- defining problems
- solving puzzles
ProsConsumer-quality graphics and a high-tech theme will draw kids in.
ConsDoesn't actually teach a lot of code, and features can be hard to use.
Bottom LineA great concept that can hook kids on coding, but will require teachers to look elsewhere to make learning stick.
Common Sense Reviewer
Director of academic technology
Featuring flashy graphics closer to what you would find on a modern gaming console, Hakitzu promises thrilling gameplay and has great visual appeal.
Built-in tips and hints zip past on-screen, so it’s easy to get stuck and hard to figure out where to turn for help.
Hakitzu would work well as one of several options to introduce coding to kids. While the robot theme will certainly appeal to some students, it won't grab them all. Used as an option early in a lesson about programming, the robot battle theme could stimulate interest. But over time, the game won't take kids very far in their coding education, and teachers will need to be ready to send interested students elsewhere for deeper learning.Read More Read Less