“…a fast-paced game that requires split second mathematical sums to be worked out…”
Things You Might Need
- Gear VR
- Headphones or Earphones
Software Name: Prime Bird
Age Rating: Family Friendly
System: Gear VR
Controller Use: Not Required
As you fly as a bird, number plates will appear. Look for the “prime number” from among the plates.
It has to be said the marketing spiel about this app really doesn’t do it any justice. Straight away you notice a very similar graphical style to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (look at the water to see what we mean). OK, so the classical music playing in the background is a little annoying, but the simple look, press, smash method is quick and easy to understand.
Talking of understanding it is best to understand what a prime number is. A Prime Number can be divided evenly only by 1 or itself. So the first few are: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61 and 67 (that lot should help you with the game). Then as you are presented with a 9 number tic-tac-toe style board you must quickly guess which one to fly through. Much like a mythical game of the ‘Hole in the Wall’ game show.
While I would never describe myself as the brightest of people I am certainly not the most under-educated and I know my prime numbers and how to work them out. But this is a fast paced game that requires split second mathematical sums to be worked out in order to find the right block to smash through. This can lead to a score challenge that gets the heart racing. Maybe let the little ones play and get them to call the numbers out as quickly as they can and tell them which one to smash through. All in all, this is a fun educational app that is good for teaching you the prime numbers, and even better as a score challenge that can be passed between friends.