Amos the Astronauts Offers a Nice Intro to Puzzle Adventure Games for Kids

Amos is a young and brave astronaut. Unfortunately, he's a bit clumsy.

Amos is a young and brave astronaut. Unfortunately, he's a bit clumsy.

One of the highlights of my younger days was when I played the Monkey Island games. I love puzzle adventure games, and the game’s unique storyline and mechanic really had me hooked into playing nonstop to complete the entire game.

With Amos the Astronaut, kids ages 5+ can now try their hands at puzzle adventure games. The game has a simple storyline, but it has a good length of adventure for kids. It has everything you’d expect from a great puzzle adventure game: a useful toolbox, engaging conversations, secrets to discover, and more.

Help Amos Repair His Spaceship

Amos the astronaut is brave yet a bit clumsy. On one of his adventures, he loses control of his spaceship and crashes on a lush and mysterious planet. The planet is a bit primitive, but he believes there are enough resources on the planet for him to repair his spaceship.

Before Amos begins his exploration, he needs to find his toolbox where he keeps all the resources he finds. He remembers that there’s an axe within his toolbox, and he plans to use the axe to cut parts of a big tree to create a plank that he needs to repair his spaceship.

But before he can continue with his plan, a local inhabitant captures him and throws him into a pit. It seems like the locals are not happy with Amos trying to cut parts of the big tree. Not only that, the pit is filled with rock monsters.

Can Amos rescue himself from the bottom of the pit? How can Amos get a plank without creating a conflict with the locals? How can Amos find the other resources he needs?

Parents Need to Know

Most puzzle adventure games designed for adults tend to involve a lot of non-playable characters (NPCs) and conversations with them so you can get hints to move forward. But because Amos the Astronauts is designed for a younger audience, there is a limited number of NPCs. There is also a narrator that reads each conversation out loud to help beginning and non-readers play on their own.

Amos the Astronauts works great without an Internet connection. It doesn’t have any third-party ads, in-app purchases, or links to social networks.

As typical of puzzle adventure games, Amos the Astronaut includes a toolbox and conversations.

As typical of puzzle adventure games, Amos the Astronaut includes a toolbox and conversations.

Things I Like

As an introduction to puzzle adventure games, Amos the Astronaut is the perfect length for kids. The storyline is simple and straightforward, and there aren’t too many non-playable characters (NPCs) for kids to interact with. Plus, there is almost no need to revisit any of the NPCs in order to make a progress in the storyline.

The puzzles in the app are also simple enough for kids to solve on their own. When you need to use a tool in a complicated way, the game will guide you step by step. It really is designed for a younger audience to play and make progress on their own.

For complex tasks, the game will give you a step-by-step guide on how you can apply the different tools in your toolbox to solve the current mission.

For complex tasks, the game will give you a step-by-step guide on how you can apply the different tools in your toolbox to solve the current mission.

Conclusion

If you love puzzle adventure games, you’re going to appreciate Amos the Astronaut. It’s a great game for kids ages 5+ who wants to experience what playing a puzzle adventure game feels like. I highly recommend giving this game a try.

Get Amos the Astronaut on the App Store: iPhone | iPad

App was provided for our honest review.