Outer space is a thing of mystery and marvel. There is so much to learn and explore, both for us and our kids. I remember how my five-year-old Philip was very curious when he learned that Pluto was no longer considered a planet, and asked me for videos and explanations on Pluto being a dwarf planet.
If your kids are also into space, you might want to give Dr. Panda in Space a try. It’s the latest app from Dr. Panda that allows you to design your own spaceship and explore outer space. You can also play with Dr. Panda’s cute alien friends.
Dr. Panda in Space
The first thing you do in this app is designing your own spaceship. You can choose the patterns to apply to different parts of the spaceship. You can even choose how you want your rocket to spark. Once the spaceship is ready, you can ask your elephant friend to launch it.
As soon as you leave Earth’s atmosphere, you can steer the spaceship to explore and visit the planets you find. By bumping your spaceship to a planet, you can stop and make a drop-off onto its surface.
Each planet offers fun activities for you. On the planet inhabited by a blue worm, you can practice your tracing skills to get out of a meteor maze. You can also visit your friends, such as the pig and the robot, to repair a satellite TV or practice your ability to adapt to a zero-gravity environment.
In addition to the places that you can visit in outer space, you can also return to Earth to redesign your spaceship, or enter a black hole to discover all sorts of things that were lost there.
Parents Need to Know
Dr. Panda in Space is designed to be an intuitive app that kids ages 3+ can play on their own. The interactions are very simple: either drag to steer the spaceship, trace to draw your way out of a maze, or tap to collect plants from all over the universe.
With the simple gameplay, kids are more encouraged to explore outer space and get to know various space objects, such as asteroids and black holes. If you accompany them as they’re playing, you may even discuss about the zero gravity, warp speed, and aliens.
Things I Like
Dr. Panda in Space has two hidden quests. The first one is collecting different plants from the universe and feeding them to a couple of cute aliens. Depending on the plants they eat, the aliens will be able to breathe fire, shrink, or grow.
The second hidden quest is collecting rewards from fixing your friend’s spaceship. Each time you bump into a damaged spaceship, you can help to repair it. For each successful repair, you will receive a reward that you can collect and play with inside your robot friend’s spaceship.
Dr. Panda in Space is a cute little app for kids ages 3+ to explore outer space in their own spaceships. Kids will be exposed to asteroids, aliens, black holes, and other space objects. I’ll never forget when Philip asked me about why his spaceship was sucked into the black hole.
App was provided for our honest review.
About Dr. Panda
Dr. Panda is a team of developers based in the city of Chengdu, China — the home of the giant panda. They are known for creating kids apps and games that promote role-play, open-ended play, and expressive characters. Here are some of their apps that we’ve reviewed recently:
Dr. Panda’s Swimming Pool allows kids to play around three different swimming pools, including the outdoor pirate-theme pool complete with a pirate ship and a treasure chest. They can also feed the baby animals with fruits and ice cream at the cafe by the inflatable pool.
Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse is a stress-free game where kids get to take care of an adorable turtle named Toto. It means they will feed him, play with him, bathe him, and tuck him to bed. Kids can also explore Toto’s treehouse which has many rooms with their specific functions and activities.