Making You Dumber –
Skunk Software has been making a name for themselves by releasing not only the worst games on the Wii U eShop but potentially some of the worst games of all time. Even taking into consideration that Now I Know My ABCs, a $2.49 digital downloadable “game,” is geared toward toddlers, it is still strongly not recommended.
Here is a video of me trying to “play” Now I Know My ABCs:
All the letters of the alphabet are listed on the touchscreen. Once one is tapped, the player is taken to a screen that looks like a sheet of paper. On the left, the capital letter will be drawn connect-the-dots style followed by the lower case version on the right. The “goal” is to have the player draw each letter. The problem is, the touchscreen is inaccurate and you have to wait for the ghosting letters to disappear before the player is allowed to use the touchscreen. Even for a three year old, the amount of waiting involved is absurd. And even if the player didn’t have to wait, the touchscreen doesn’t even register properly as tracing over the ghosted lines often does nothing. However, there is no penalty for drawing each letter incorrectly.
Now I Know My ABCs is just God-awful. The interface, design, and even the sound effects are broken and just plain stupid. Why anyone would pay actual money for this is a mystery especially given the fact that there are tons of free mobile apps that are way more entertaining and educational. Like their namesake, Skunk Software stinks.
Not As Good As: umm, pretty much nothing
Also Try: Donkey Kong Jr. Math
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By: Zachary Gasiorowski, Editor in Chief myGamer.com