This game concept illustrates one of my favorite mechanics ever: Press X occasionally to win. This is how I feel about some of my all time favorites like Final Fantasy 7 and Chrono Trigger. Obviously these games have other mechanics but a lot of it is just mashing through dialogues and auto-attacking.
It also illustrates how simple games can really captivate a young mind. I showed Tetris to a 3 year old who just watched the blocks piled up, getting excited that “I’m building something!”.
I’ve got a goal to organize the Arduboy Arcade / Game Library so that there is a suggested age group for the apps.
Love to see when parents and kids are learning together!