Ever wished you could introduce your kids to the retro games you loved as a child? You might want to check out Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman. Developed by Wee Taps, it's both an interactive storybook and a game collection in a retro 8-bit style.
Read and Play
Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman consists of two parts: story and arcade. The story is about Bit, a simple caveman who falls into freezing water and gets thawed out millions of years later by strange creatures. In his confusion, he must find a way to get back to his own time.
The story is completely interactive, where kids explore each scene and help Bit complete simple tasks. For example, they can decorate Bit's cave by drawing on the walls, and help Bit fish by grabbing his fishing rod and smashing the icy lake with a rock. The story, narrated by Belgian comedian Alex Agnew, is available in English and Dutch.
The arcade houses four mini games inspired by retro titles, such as whack-a-mole and Space Invaders. Kids can scroll through the arcade machines and choose which game they want to play. There is no limit, so kids can replay the games as often as they like. The app keeps track of the high score for each game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman is ideal for ages 4-8. Navigation is fairly easy, and older kids should not have problems figuring out how to play the games despite the lack of instructions. The younger ones will enjoy listening to the story and tapping around for surprises.
The app doesn't have third-party ads and in-app purchases. A link to the developer's other apps are available on the main screen, but it is secured behind a parental gate and can be turned off from the device's Settings. Internet connection is not required to play.
Things I Like
Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman is really well done. The art, which combines vibrant pixel art and vector-style illustrations, looks great. The story is also interesting, and the animated surprises add more incentive for kids to pay attention to the story.
The arcade games are also excellent. The developer picked some entertaining titles to remake, and what's more they are intuitive to play with touch controls. Some instructions at the beginning of each game would be nice, but kids won't have trouble figuring out how to play by themselves. I'd also love to see more games.
I highly recommend Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman if you're looking to introduce your kids to retro games, or if you just want a unique app to entertain them. Because you get an interactive story and mini games in a single app, this one is a great value and will provide them with hours of quality playtime.
App was provided for our honest review.
About Wee Taps
Wee Taps’s goal is to make fun, high quality apps with creative and educational value for kids. They want kids to be able to play safely without parents worrying about in-app purchases or third party advertising. Check out their other apps:
Wee Puzzles offers a collection of puzzles designed for young children. There are 50 puzzles in all, with a variety of themes. Whether your child is into pirates, dinosaurs, rockets, dinosaurs, gardening, or farm animals, they are bound to find something they like.
Wee Subs lets kids build submarines and collect treasures at the bottom of the ocean. It’s a creative, open-ended digital toy suitable for ages 2+.