My children aren’t allowed much screen time during the school week but I always like to have a few apps on my iPhone for them to play. Kuato Studios and ITV Studios Global Entertainment recently released Thunderbirds Are Go: International Rescue, an official game based on the hugely popular television series. The game is available to download for free on the App Store and on Google Play worldwide.
New adventure game for fans of Thunderbirds Are Go
I grew up watching Thunderbirds and love the fact that my children are able to watch it too. The Thunderbirds Are Go television series follows a family of highly trained responders: brothers John, Virgil, Scott, Alan and Gordon Tracy, as they venture around the world to save those in peril. International Rescue answers the distress call from their secret island base and travels to the target within minutes using their remarkable cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles.
The free Thunderbirds Are Go app is aimed at 6-11 year olds. Thunderbirds Are Go: International Rescue begins with Virgil Tracy in the Arctic after International Rescue receives a distress call from a scientific research base. You can play as Virgil and try to complete life-saving rescues, with support from John Tracy and lead engineer Brains. Granted exclusive access to a range of advanced rescue vehicles, players are tasked with saving the day one mission at a time using their problem-solving skills and creativity.
It’s a great app, one which my children enjoy playing together. My 6 year old didn’t enjoy reading the text, but this was something my 8 year old did. I loved seeing them work together, especially when the story telling is a big part of the app. The exciting activities have been carefully designed to promote storytelling, literacy and creative development.
The Thunderbirds Are Go: International Rescue app includes several areas to keep little fans engaged, including becoming the hero, helping Virgil Tracy tackle perilous disaster missions; flying Thunderbird 2 around the frozen tundra performing daring rescues; testing your navigational skills as you race to save the day in the Ski Pod; use your creativity and problem-solving to hack computer systems and recover top secret items. You can even relive your adventures in the Mission Log – choose your words to create your own story and share with friends and family.
Parents will be pleased to hear that Thunderbirds Are Go: International Rescue also includes a dyslexic-friendly font and a controlled gameplay time limit that allows you to monitor your child’s game sessions. You can currently only play as Virgil but other characters, vehicles and missions will be released soon.
Thunderbirds Are Go: International Rescue is a free app available to download via the App Store or Google Play.