Moshi Monsters is an online computer game that is played by one player using the mouse and keyboard. In the game, you adopt a pet monster and work to complete puzzles to earn Rox, the game’s currency. With your Rox you can visit different parts of town to purchase items to customize your monster, decorate your room or even plant a garden to attract pets for your monster.
The game relies exclusively on reading to give direction and tell players what they need to do.
Moshi Monsters is cute and gross at the same time, and will appeal mostly to elementary school-age boys. However, many of the puzzles involve more advanced math, geography or other subject matters, so younger kids may not be as successful in the game’s puzzles as older kids. Despite the game’s boasts of large numbers of players, in essence it really is a single player game, although the game can be enjoyed by a parent watching over a kids shoulder and offering encouragement and suggestions.
Moshi Monsters is a free game, but as with many online games, there’s also an option to upgrade your account to be able to visit special “members only” sections of the town.
Moshi Monsters also introduces some “light social networking” as the site refers to it. You can add monsters to be your friend if you know the monster’s owner’s name. While this seems secure, there are a few ways in game to find out other monsters owner’s names as well. But the friend request much be accepted on the other end, so it may be a good idea to advise your kids to only accept friends requests from people they definitely know.
A typical gameplay session in Moshi Monsters will see the player enter their home, check their messages, perform a few puzzles to earn some Rox, and then enter the town to purchase items or search for moshlings. There’s a limit to how many Rox you can earn a day, which encourages shorter play sessions, but also rewards playing daily (naturally).
For our family, the “limited social networking” features of the site didn’t really factor in to our enjoyment of the basic gameplay.
INFORMATION FROM COMPANY FACT SHEET:
Moshi Monsters is a free-to-play virtual world where kids and parents can create and care for their very own pet monster. Even though the game is played by one player at a time on the computer, since launch Moshi Monsters has attracted more than 10 million players globally, making it one of the fastest growing online games for children.
The simple yet engaging gameplay keeps kids coming back to take care of their uniquely customized virtual pets within a safe and vibrant world. Parents will appreciate how Moshi Monsters integrates fun with learning by offering various educational style games including math, spatial awareness, logic and vocabulary puzzles.
In Moshi Monsters , players choose from one of six virtual Moshis that they can create, name and nurture. Once their monster has been tailored to their liking, players navigate the immersive world by solving educational puzzles and collecting Rox, the in-game currency that can be used to purchase accessories for Moshis and their homes. Moshi Monsters promises to provide wholesome fun for the entire family and is available now to play online. Create your very own Moshi Monster and join one of the world’s fastest growing children’s games at www.moshimonsters.com
KEY FEATURES FROM COMPANY FACT SHEET:
• Learning Through Fun – Choose from more than 35 free educational style games that evolve and grow as players progress through the game
• Family Fun – Create Moshis for the entire family and play together online
• Constantly Evolving – Moshis inhabit a living, breathing world that is constantly updated with new free games and content
• Kid Friendly – A continually moderated environment offers both a fun and safe learning environment for children
• Rapidly Growing – Moshi Monsters is one of the world’s fastest growing children’sgames with more than 10 million players globally