Does a day at the fair sounds fun to you or your children? If it does, come along with Jeremy Jaguar and his friends as they visit the vibrant county fair. Along the way, you’ll be able to learn, dance, and play various mini games.
A Fun Day at the Fair
When you open the Jeremy Goes to the Fair, you’ll be presented with a 3D-animated sequence of Jeremy Jaguar waking up and singing about going to the fair. His friends soon arrive to pick him up then they’re off on their bikes, except for Lenny Lion, who rides in a wheelchair.
Once at the fair, you can tap a place on the map to bring up a mini game. For example, you can visit the haunted house and try to navigate your way out of a spooky maze. Or, you can visit the booth games and try to dunk the monkey. You can also help Sticky Penguin serve sundaes at the busy ice cream shop.
There are 9 games altogether that offer a variety of playing and learning opportunities. Before you begin each game, you can watch an animated sequence followed by a short tutorial on how to play. You can also choose a difficulty level — easy, medium, or hard — that’s appropriate for your pace.
Like a real fair, many of the games are timed. You can collect trophies based on how fast you complete a game or how many points you score. There are different trophies for each difficulty level and each game: bronze, silver, and gold.
You can find the following games in Jeremy Goes to the Fair:
Noodles’ Amazing Balloons. Create any balloon animal you want! Tell Noodles the Clown what shapes and colors he should use to make your masterpiece. You can also save each balloon animal to view later.
Mystery Match. A classic memory matching game using colorful animal cards. Flip over two cards at a time to find all the matching pairs.
Dunk the Monkey. Flick the balls to hit the targets and dunk the monkey. The speed and angle your flick, as well as the ball’s starting point, will influence the ball’s trajectory, so you’ll need to experiment to successfully hit each target.
Crazy Carrots. A quick-paced game similar to whack-a-mole, but the objective is to collect carrots instead. Just be careful not to pick the groundhog or he’ll steal a carrot.
Haunted Castle. Navigate your way through a maze that’s different each time. Along the way, pick up items to appease the silly monsters that block your path to the exit.
Rainbow Stage. Sing along with 5 original songs while tapping or swiping in various directions to make Bonny Bunny dance. In the hard levels, you need to time your tap to the rhythm.
Bumper Thumper. Help Jeremy bump cars with yellow flags. You can tap or drag to control your car. In the hard levels, you must be careful to avoid bumping into the car with the pirate flag.
Choo Choo Switcheroo. As the engineer on a train ride, you’re responsible to pick up all your friends. Tap to switch the tracks and reroute the train, but try to make as few trips as possible.
Sticky’s Ice Cream. It’s a busy day at the ice cream shop and Sticky Penguin needs you take over the sundae-making duty. Make sure to pay attention as he tells you the sequence of ingredients to add into the concoction.
Parents Need to Know
Jeremy Goes to the Fair is a reimagined version of the 1998 PC game, “Geoffrey Goes to the Fair”. It’s done by the same developer, but with all new graphics, sound, music, and leading character. The new app also has improved accessibility; the games have been designed with visual and audio cues, and all the videos closed captioned.
A great aspect of the app is that each game can be set to your preferred difficulty level. Thus, it can support a wide range of ages — as young as 3 and as old as 10. It also supports multiple profiles, allowing each child to save their progress.
Safety-wise, there’s nothing to worry about because the app doesn’t contain advertising, in-app purchases, or link to external sites. It also works great in Airplane mode.
Things I Like
Jeremy’s fair is a friendly one where everyone is welcome with smiles. I like diverse cast of characters, and although each has a nice personality I am particularly impressed by Lenny Lion. Individuals with disabilities are often under-represented in children’s apps, so it’s good to see the app feature an active and positive character like Lenny.
Gameplay-wise, the app is quite entertaining. I’m sure your child will quickly choose their favorites among the nine, although each game has its appeal and educational value. My favorite is the Crazy Carrots game, which is really good for improving hand-eye coordination. I also like making Bonny Bunny dance on the Rainbow Stage, and I suspect many young kids will love this activity as well.
If there is one drawback, it’s that the app might look a little dated compared to many apps on the market today. But considering how much fun the app packs, it’s not that big of a deal.
There are lots of fun and learning to be had in Jeremy Goes to the Fair, as kids play 9 mini games that help improve their hand-eye coordination, memory, listening skills, and ability to follow directions. A difficulty level can be chosen for each game, catering to a range of ages. Great accessibility options ensure that everyone can enjoy the app.
App was provided for our honest review.