Description: Alphabet Finder is a simple game for Android that can help little ones learn the 26 letters that we all rely on every single day to read and write. Android apps and games have been used to help children learn outside of the classroom and Alphabet Finder is no different. On the face of things, Alphabet Finder comes across a game only for kids but, it can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Great for helping your pre-schooler or just a great way of reinforcing knowledge outside of the classroom, while also having a little fun. For parents or siblings that find playing along fun and want something a little more challenging, Alphabet Finder features the ability to change matrices, which gives more letters to match, making it altogether more challenging. Alphabet Finder is an inexpensive game and it features no ads or in-app purchases once you’ve paid for the small up-front fee.
How it Works: First of all, you’ll need to download the game from the Play Store or from the Amazon App Store (perfect for your Kindle Fire), once you’ve done that you’re ready to play.
There are a few options you take a look at before you start, including changing the matrices and how many letters there are to match. These options will make the game more challenging for older players. The matrices will change how many grids there are, you can think of the different matrices as different sides of a cube. As for the find option, this increases the amount of letters you need to match in each level.
When playing the game, it’s basically a simple match game, where you need to tap a tile to reveal a letter and then match it to the same one elsewhere on the board.
This sort of thing is great for kids as it helps them build short-term memory as well as solidifies the 26 letters from the alphabet.
At the end of each level, kids will see a fireworks display and be congratulated on getting through the level. There are a number of features that make Alphabet Finder more than just a simple matching game, for instance the bonus letter feature. While playing, there are certain tiles on the grid that are “bonus” letters, find one of them and it will remove all other letters the same as that. As well as this, there’s a flashy animation that plays (it’s hard to capture in a screenshot but, it certainly makes things a lot livelier).
For adults looking to play the game as well, you can set all of the settings to high, which means you have to match more letters at any given time as well as juggle different grids across the matrices.
Everyone needs a little help every now and then and Alphabet Finder understands that, which is nice of them. By hitting the hint button in the top-left corner, you’ll be given clues as to where a group of letters are on the matrix you’re looking at.
Opinion: While Alphabet Finder doesn’t really offer anything new, it’s great for little ones. It’s simple and easy to use and you can easily let them play on it on their own without worrying about ads or in-app purchases. With a colorful look that any child will surely love, it’s a fun game that can be played whenever and wherever, it’s especially good on 7-inch tablets like the Fuhu Nabi or Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. Alphabet Finder is simple but, that’s exactly what it needs to be for kids to be able to use it on their own and to focus on the content, the alphabet. If you’re looking for a quick and easy aid to help your little ones get to grips with the alphabet and give their memory some exercising. Being able to change the settings to make it more difficult is great as parents can see what all the fuss is about when their kids won’t give up the tablet and still be challenged by it all.
Speed (4/5) – Alphabet Finder runs great and there are no slowdowns to see here.
Features (4/5) – It doesn’t offer anything new but, it’s so simple that kids can play themselves and there’s very little to learn in order to get started right away.
Theme (5/5) – The best thing about Alphabet Finder is that it will really appeal to children very well and yet can be fun for adults to play along too. It’s both colorful and appealing.
Overall (4/5) – A solid little app that doesn’t try too hard to be anything it isn’t and offers kids a quick and easy fun game to help them learn outside of the classroom.
Colorful theme will appeal to youngsters.
No in-app purchases or ads once you buy the app for a small fee.
No fiddly controls for little ones to contend with, just tap away to beat the levels.
Helps both solidify learning in class as well as exercise kids’ memories.
Doesn’t offer anything too new.
Might bore parents that have to play along with the kids.
Conclusion: Alphabet Finder is brilliantly simple, there’s nothing to get in the way of the general gameplay experience and there are no tricky controls to learn. All you need to do is load it up, hand it to your kids and see how well they get on. Games aimed at young children can be difficult to get right but we would definitely say that Alphabet Finder is one of those games that has got it right. As well as being a great children’s game, there’s no reason why older folk can’t enjoy the game. It can especially be fun with the game running on more than one device and the family creating a sort of contest out of it. The classic gameplay of such a puzzle is still fun no matter the content or setting, even though children will appreciate the theme more than adults. To get in touch with the developers, you can do so here. It’s colorful, bright and fun for kids to look at, coupled with a game that is both familiar and a lot of fun, it’s a simple way of helping the kids learn a little something as well as getting involved with their learning skills.