Amazing Ants is a basic platform game where you guide your ants through a puzzle landscape collecting fruit.
Kids will like the cute sound effects and innocent comic book-style graphics, and parents will like the low-stress problem solving dynamic.
Why we like it:
This is a very scalable app that adds skills one at a time. First the ants just walk, then they jump, climb, fly, and float…once your child has mastered the previous skill. Levels can be replayed to practice skills, and this also helps you rack up more coins (which can be spent on “unlockable extras”, like stylized ants and hints).
Watch out for:
In-app purchases are just a fact of life with these freemium games. Level packs… Ants in costume… there are a lot of temptations for players old and young. Turn off in-app purchases if this bothers you.
Also, ads spring up more often than we’d like. Often — but not always — in-between levels, you’ll see a “And now a word from our sponsor!” message.