While Math Fun is not exciting it does accomplish its purpose of providing math education. Young children will probably be entertained by the gorilla's movements and wacky dance at the end of each game. With two players children will be forced to perform mathematics if they wish to win the race.
One screen makes up the complete game. A gorilla is located on each side of a river that runs down the middle of the screen. The gorillas run down the screen as it scrolls. Animals, most of which are jungle related creatures, block each gorilla's path when a math problem appears. Using the numbered keypad on the controller you will need to enter an answer. Get it wrong and the gorilla dives in the river, get it right and the gorilla continues on its way.
Different skilled children can play against each other because of the ability to set each controller on a different level. One player can perform addition while the other solves division problems. Problems should not be so difficult that they require a player to write them down. On the appropriate level a player should be able to solve the problem in their head.
Graphics are not wonderful but they should appeal to the target audience. Animals are all solid colors and the gorillas have an amusing walk. Sounds are also well done for the intended audience. At the end of the game a short musical number goes on while the gorilla dances.
Math Fun is simple to play and can make learning math more fun than usual. If children are competing against each other they will more likely want to attempt to solve a problem so that they can win. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide
Animals are colorful and the gorilla's animations are well done. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide
Sounds are appropriate for the game and have a jungle theme to them. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide
Kids don't usually find math fun, but they might with this game. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide
While every game looks the same, a child can repeatedly play and progress through the 18 skill levels. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide
Explains everything in detail. ~ Jonathan Sutyak, All Game Guide