Another film based app that you can download for free, Penguins of Madagascar: Dibble Dash is the official app game from JumpStart based from Dreamworks’ upcoming Penguins of Madagascar film. The game is about the twist of endless running game and mathematical solving problem to create a new experience for players to make it educational app for kids. In this game, you need to run as far as you can using four penguins for you to save other penguins through math problems.
For every game, all four penguins simultaneously run away from the screen through for every path of four lanes. As a player you can swipe up to cause all four penguins to jump over obstacles at the same time and upon swiping down, it causes them all to belly side that is perfect in dealing electrical lines and bridges. There are also circumstances wherein you need to call for the penguins to stack up into a vertical pillar of sorts so you can avoid bigger obstacles. You can do this by pinching or double-tapping on the screen. While you are in stacked, users can still swipe left or right to switch between lanes and double-tapping or pinching outwards returns the penguins to the safe positions.
When you are in game running, it is possible for a single penguin to hit an obstacle or to be engage by one of Dr. Octvaius Brine’s octopus henchmen. If you experience this happens, you need to answer math question so you they can heal the penguin. You will see that the game slows down a bit and meaning to say there is a math problem line to solve in the street. You will see a key number presented at the top of the screen and you can use this number to find the equation that results in that solution.
There are also separate enemy encounters that see players trapped by a smoked salmon vending machine as well as challenged to complete through math problems in several number for players to defeat a group of octopus henchmen and return to the streets to run again. You will see yourself presented with math problems such as subtraction, addition, multiplication and lot more which you need to answer.
As you continue running longer, you will see the game is getting faster and you need to solve more challenging math problems during these enemy encounters. For every penguin it has a power-up that can be activated while running. You may see a penguin that can heal through its slime while another is capable of solving one of the math problems while running. Another power allows users to destroy an obstacle on the path and so on.
As you run through obstacles, you are able to collect currency or you can complete game’s enemy encounters. These currencies can spend on items and upgrades between games. These include headstart items for the next run and mystery boxes that can contain premium items. When it comes to premium items it includes a currency doubler and a “save the penguin” power-ups for having an additional life after losing the game. In terms of upgrades, players can decrease the cooldown timers for every penguin’s special ability or able to use it to buy magnet and speed boosters that will also help them while running.