When it comes to education and learning, I am one who firmly believes in the concept of “sneaky” learning and teaching. Why make education dull and boring when it can be made tons of fun with children learning without even realizing that they are learning instead of just playing and having fun? National Geographic has taken a step in the direction of “sneaky” learning with their release of National Geographic Challenge! Wild Life and I truly hope that this is just the beginning of several great titles to come on the gaming front.
What can you expect from National Geographic Challenge! Wild Life? There are a few different features and ways to play. With four different themes including Predator vs. Prey, Dangerous Encounters, Aquatic Life and Amazing Planet, there are over 5,000 trivia questions in multi-player and single mode as well as 15 different quiz types ranging from memory, higher or lower, anagrams, true or false to observation, fast focus, odd one out and anagrams.
Play is available in single player mode or up to four people, making this a great family night game. National Geographic has also put an intriguing spin on the game by including 90 minutes worth of crisp and clear video clips from their award-winning archives as well as more than 2000 gorgeous high-resolution images that will awe any player.
National Geographic Challenge! Wild Life has a very interesting and promising premise with great ways of learning, discovering and playing, the possibilities are limitless. When given the opportunity to review this game, I was incredibly excited. I have a nine-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son who are both fascinated by wildlife, nature and all the things that they hold. Needless to say, I thought that this would be the perfect Wii game for us to play together as a family and experience fun and learning in an entirely new way.