MathBlaster.com has a new game out for the iPad called “Math Blaster: Hyperblast 2″. It is currently available in the Apps store for free and is one of a handful of other apps from the Math Blaster family created by Knowledge Adventure.
The Math Blaster apps are an extension of the online world kids can join at MathBlaster.com. It is a multi-user domain similar to Secret Builders or Poptropica in that users create an avatar and then safely interact in a virtual alien world with activities centering around math. There is a currency system and credits can be earned through game play on the apps if the users is logged in at the time with his or her Math Blaster account.
One feature that I appreciate as a parent is the ability to create accounts for your children that are connected to a central family account. Parents can add up to six children on the accounts. This is great for a parent but may be limiting for a teacher trying to create student accounts. Students can always play as guests and practice the same math skills without needing to access their accounts.
The user interface of Hyperblast 2 is that of an alien adventure where the hero rides a type of rocket cycle through a series of three dimensional tubes and tunnels, avoiding barriers and blasting away at obstructions. After a certain number of distance is cleared, users take on the Alien Boss who holds in its tentacles the answers to math fact problems. By solving the Alien Boss’s problems quickly, users unlock more ammunition, weapons, and levels.
The game play can be controlled and each adventure is customizable by Continue Reading…