Fans of Dr. Panda will surely agree that he’s a bear of many talents. Among others, he’s been a chef, a mailman, an astronaut, and a carnival master. Now, he’s back as a brave firefighter in the brand new Dr. Panda Firefighters.
Save the Citizens and Put Out the Fire
In Dr. Panda Firefighters, you work together with Dr. Panda and his firefighting team to rescue the trapped animals. As they race through the burning building, you help them by extinguishing the fire and passing them the right tools to clear obstacles.
The app begins at the fire station where Dr. Panda and his friends are waiting for an emergency call. You can pan the scene to get a 360-degree view of the station’s interior, and tap the things you see to discover surprises. For example, you can tap the sides of the fire engine to open its door.
When you’re ready for some action, tap the alarm to trigger an emergency. After helping Dr. Panda and his friends get into their suits, you’ll make your way to the emergency in the fire engine. Turn the wheel to steer the engine, but watch out for pedestrians and other obstacles.
At the emergency site, you can assign either Dr. Panda or Monkey for the rescue operation. The chosen character will then race through the building, stopping by every floor to ensure no animal gets left behind. Your task then is to control the fire engine ladder and assist the team from the outside. Once everyone has been evacuated, it’s time for some celebration because you’ve saved the day!
Parents Need to Know
Dr. Panda Firefighters features an open-ended gameplay with no time limit and no scoring system. It encourages creative learning through role-playing — in this case, as a firefighter. As kids assist Dr. Panda and friends in their efforts to save the day, they will learn about the role of a firefighter, the challenges they face, and the equipments they use to do their job. Additionally, kids will also learn about teamwork.
If you want, you can use the app as a starting point to discuss about fire safety with your kids. It’s never too early for them to learn the dangers of fire and how to protect themselves if they come into contact with it.
Dr. Panda Firefighters is free of third-party advertisements and in-app purchases. Links to the developer’s other apps can be hidden by choosing the appropriate option in the secured section for parents.
Things I Like
Like past Dr. Panda apps, Dr. Panda Firefighters packs lovely 3D graphics and many fun surprises to discover. Spraying water on different objects, for example, will have different effects: it will put out fire, make potted plants bloom, or cause a short circuit in electronics. These details are subtle, but greatly enhance the game experience.
Another great thing about the app is the soundtrack. It’s upbeat, which fits the theme wonderfully. I daresay the app overall will make your child feel like heroes who are out to save the day!
Dr. Panda Firefighters is an exciting app in which kids assist Dr. Panda and friends in their fire rescue operation. As they help put out fires and clear obstacles to get to the trapped citizens, they’ll learn about the responsibility of a firefighter and the challenges they face. Great for ages 3+.
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 Carnival is a unfair-themed affair where you can play games, control rides, serve food, and more. It includes over 10 open-ended activities that are equally entertaining, plus interactive secrets to discover here and there. All in all, it’s a fun little app that we think young kids will love.