Are you fascinated by curious contraptions and inventive machines? Step right into Pettson's Inventions 3, a game from developer Filimundus and the latest in their line of contraption games.
Help Pettson Finish 36 Inventions
For those who are not familiar with setup, Pettson's Invention is a series of contraption games starring an old farmer called Pettson and his cat, Findus. Pettson enjoys inventing Rube Goldberg-like devices, but he can never seem to finish them. This is where the player comes in: following Pettson's instructions, they help him complete the unfinished inventions.
The controls are easy. All the player has to do is to drag and drop items from the left side of the screen onto the unfinished inventions. If the item is dragged onto its rightful spot, it will snap into place. Once the player has finished the contraption, they can press the play button on the top right to see what happens.
The app includes 36 inventions divided into 6 areas. Each area has its own unique theme, for example, the henhouse, the garden, the lake, and so on. In the henhouse, the player will find inventions like the egg-painting machine or the machine that plays a puppet theater for the hens.
The player earns a gold medal for every invention they complete, and a bike part for completing each area. Once they have all six bike parts, they can help Pettson fix his bike.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pettson's Inventions 3, like its predecessors, doesn't include hints. The game isn't difficult at all, but it requires the player to have a keen eye. With a little patience, the average grown-up should be able to help their kid solve any puzzle in the game.
Pettson's Inventions 3 is kid-friendly. It includes audio narration in English, German, and Swedish, plus subtitles in 10 additional languages including Swedish, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. Parents can configure the language settings, along with music and game progress, from the Settings menu on the main screen.
The app has no in-app purchases and no third-party adverts. All external links are secured behind a parental gate.
Things I Like
Pettson's Inventions 3 is a fantastic game that gives kids a chance to use their critical thinking and problem solving skills. No matter how wacky each contraption looks, there is always some logic in its construction. Trying to figure out this logic is a fun process, and watching the finished invention come to life is the cherry on top.
Coming from the first Pettson app, I noticed that the inventions in this app are more uniform in terms of difficulty. There are no "fake" components to throw kids off, and there are just fewer components overall. This isn't a bad thing per se; in fact, it makes the game more intuitive and kid-friendly.
Because the difficulty level doesn't fluctuate, all the inventions are unlocked from the start. This means you can pick any area or invention you want without having to follow a specific sequence.
Pettson's Inventions 3 is a delightful addition to the Pettson's Inventions series of apps, and a wonderful contraption game in its own right. The difficulty level is just right for kids, and the inventions are really wacky and imaginative. The app supports multitouch, so you can play together with family and friends.
App was provided for our honest review.
Filimundus is a game studio in Sweden dedicated in doing really good games for kids. Check out their other apps:
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