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Written by Gerry Renert
Rooney is the only regular kid at Captain Majestic Memorial School where everyone else is a superhero. His favorite game is soccer, but none of the superheroes want him to play. They do, however, ask Rooney to play a different game. In Super Planetary Pig-Out whoever eats the most food in the shortest amount of time wins. Rooney refuses to play Super Planetary Pig-Out even though everyone says they will like him more if he does.
This App has a great message about handling peer-pressure, especially when it comes to over-eating and eating junk food. The superheroes eventually play so much Super Planetary Pig-Out that they all can’t play. They learn their lesson when at the big soccer match they are all too slow to jump or chase the ball. Rooney saves the day by scoring the winning goal and then recruits his friend Mercury Man to teach all the superheroes about eating right using his special planetary plate puzzle. Soon everyone is healthy and fit again and they all have Brave Rooney to thank for it.
My 7 year-old played Brave Rooney and really liked the interactive features that allow the player to move the characters around the screen with their fingers. You can make the superheroes fly around, kick the soccer ball, and – when they get too fat – tear open the bellies of their too-tight shirts. There is also a challenge where players are asked to fill a plate with the appropriate foods using MyPlate. The story can be read or narrated by the author depending on the child’s reading level.
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