Play a New Three-of-a-Kind Memory Matching Game with MoMoMonster Memo

MoMoMonster Memo offers a new gameplay where you're challenged to find three matching cards instead of two.

MoMoMonster Memo offers a new gameplay where you're challenged to find three matching cards instead of two.

Have you ever played a memory matching game that requires you to match three cards of the same kind? Have you ever played a game that’s designed by kids? Well, MoMoMonster Memo offers you a new experience in playing a memory matching game. Instead of the standard pair matching, you will be trying to match three cards — as imagined by developer Jan Essig’s children.

Four Game Modes and Four Difficulty Levels

In MoMoMonsters Memo, children select from two game types: the classic memory game with pairs and a version with three of a kind. They can play alone, or cooperatively with another player on the same device.

The game has four difficulty levels, which range from easy to brutal. The more difficult the level, the more images are used in play. For example, the easy level includes 2-4 images whereas the hard level uses 6-15 images. The brutal level challenges children with 15 images immediately at the beginning of the game.

What makes the app special is it features monsters drawn by the developer’s children, Hanna and Lutz. The two of them also supplied sound effects for the monsters. In addition to the two sets created by Hanna and Lutz, the app also has a set featuring ABC monsters and another set with number monsters.

MoMoMonster Memo also offers a two-player mode where you can leverage on information revealed by either player.

MoMoMonster Memo also offers a two-player mode where you can leverage on information revealed by either player.

Parents Need to Know

When playing MoMoMonster, you’d notice that the images will have monstrous voices spoken by the children. This is true for all sets, including the ABC and number monsters. If you’d like, you can change the voiceover to pronounce the letters and numbers normally. MoMoMonster Memo is available in English, German, and Swedish.

MoMoMonster Memo works without an Internet connection. It doesn’t have third-party ads, in-app purchases, or links to social networks.

The monster illustrations and funny noises are all made by the developer's children.

The monster illustrations and funny noises are all made by the developer's children.

Things I Like

Not all games can be played by two or more players on a single iPad. But, memory matching game is one of those few exceptions. MoMoMonster Memo is an excellent example: I’ve had so much fun playing it with my four-year-old Noah.

As a parent and a developer, I admire how Jan Essig implemented his children’s design ideas. He took his children’s drawings and turned them into monsters for the game — complete with funny and scary noises. You can tell from the start that this game is designed by, and made for, kids.

I personally enjoy the three-of-a-kind mode, especially in the brutal difficulty level. Three-of-a-kind is much more difficult that the standard pair mode. We need to memorize more cards before we can even solve one series. When combined with the large number of cards in the brutal level, it may take you more than 50 moves to complete the game.

Switch the game modes from the main menu -- slide to choose themes, tap the appropriate buttons to toggle the pairs/threes, 1/2 player(s), and difficulty levels.

Switch the game modes from the main menu -- slide to choose themes, tap the appropriate buttons to toggle the pairs/threes, 1/2 player(s), and difficulty levels.

Conclusion

Designed by kids and made for kids, MoMoMonster Memo is truly fun to play. It has a unique game mode: three-of-a-kind, which challenges you to find three cards of the same image. With support for cooperative play, two game modes, and four difficulty level, the app will delight fans of memory games everywhere.

Get MoMoMonster Memo on the App Store: iPhone | iPad

App was provided for our honest review.