Ice Age Village | Video game review
As far as iPad games go, we're still trying to figure out how to placate all of those ornery birds. So when we saw that the Ice Age franchise had a new iPad game at the ready, we handed it off to 9-year-old expert Gabriel Taylor, who played—and reviewed—the heck out of it.
Ice Age Village is an Ice Age–themed city-building game. Basically, SimCity. The app is for the premiere of Ice Age: Continental Drift.
In the beginning, Sid wants to build a village to care for all the animals. Mainly the ones who got hurt by a bunch of shaking happening in the ground. So, it's not only SimCity, but a zoo, too. Basically, there are main goals to the whole thing: Expand your village and make an animal metropolis, level-up a bunch to unlock new buildings, and finally, get tons of money from animals paying taxes to get money for buildings. (I know, weirdest thing ever. Plus in return, they give them food. Somehow animals in the ice age learned the secrets of the economy.) It's set on a random island in who-knows-where.
And everything looks like the ice age; cave painting as drawing, houses not fancy, but what awesome thing did we forget about? You might have guessed it, but anything Ice Age requires one thing: Our saber-toothed friend, Scrat. He and his precious acorn are in mini-games. There are buildings that come with mini-games, or other interactive items, such as the movie theater, which lets you watch a trailer for the movie. It's a nice game. Well-built, and really interactive.