What is it
The Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost sounds is an app that lets children explore a world filled with music and sounds. Children have to help Poco on his mission, to find the lost sounds. They have to guide him through the worlds and solve the puzzles along the way.
As players explore, by clicking on the route they want Poco to take, they are immersed in music; there are lots of sound producing items to click on along the way.
Music is the integral part of the app, so much so that when you buy the app you can also download an album for free!
There are 12 levels in total so there is lots to explore.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I like the fountain lifts!" - Boy, aged 5.5
"Boom, Boom Music - He's funny!" - Girl, aged 3
"Poco Eco is a funny creature!" - Girl, aged 5
- Immerses children in music
- Allows children to explore different sounds
What our experts think
Poco Eco is an engaging app that really grabbed the attention of our testers; the high quality graphics and music are both well chosen and designed and engaged children from the start. The character is appealing to children and the uniqueness of the app is refreshing.
Children really enjoyed touching the screen to activate different sounds (such as the lotus flowers and the boom speakers). It is an interesting way to explore sound as a backdrop to a ‘silent’ story. The children had to follow simple instructions (written) and solve puzzles.
The app is very calming and one parent even went as far as saying it was meditative. It is a welcome change from the quick pace of some games (and life in general!)
It would be even better if...
Some of our testers found Poco hard to control to start with; it needs to be made clearer that you need to touch the pathway you wish him to take.
Although younger children can access the app, they would need help as the instructions are written – it would help if there was a choice to have these read aloud.
Also, as the app is aimed at older children, the parent gate is not secure enough.
- Brands: iamyank, POSSIBLE GAMES Kft.
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 5.0 or later
- Android version: Android 2.3
- App Types: Games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
- Additional features: The parent gate is very simple; any child who can read can access the area.