Adventures of Marvin and Mel Monkey: Word Rescue – iOS Review


A challenging and exciting educational game for young children…





Category: Games

Released: June 28, 2012

Version: 1.0.2

Size: 13.5 MB

Developer: On TheDot, LLC


Our Ratings

Graphics/Sound: 4/5

User Interface: 4/5

Gameplay: 4/5

Re-use/play value: 4/5

Overall Rating: 4/5
Price: Free/download

What Is It?


This is an educational game for young children, helping them to spell and have fun at once.

Is It Easy To Use?


It can be a little bit fiddly at first, you need to keep moving the monkeys to the left and right and it takes a little practice to gain experience and be fully competent. This is quite a fast paced game with obstacles, such as coconuts and mangoes to avoid and letters and bananas to collect.

Is It Fun?


Yes, very much so, the whole emphasis of this game is on fun. You control two monkeys, Marvin and Mel, they are on an adventure to rescue the missing letters taken from various locations around the globe. In the various locations you find different obstacles, characters and conditions that you have to deal with in order to save the words. There are incentives along the way, enabling you to obtain letter trophies to place in your trophy room and you can purchase accessories for Marvin and Mel too.

Is It Pretty?

Yes, it is the graphics are very clear and will appeal to the age group that this game is aimed at.

Should You Download it?


Most definitely, there’s the free version, with restricted access to try first and once you’ve found out how much fun you’re having, just download the fully paid version. For $0.99/£0.69 you can access all the levels of this app.

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