Galacto Kidz is a virtual "Space World" for players 6 to 13 years old, designed to be a safe haven promoting creativity, offering arcade style and educational games, and allowing interaction with alien friends.
My son and I had the chance to review Galacto Kidz together. He's 13, so he's on the upper end of the margin for the players age genre, but we had so much fun! We picked out the Alien Avatar together and before your child gets the account they're asked a series of safety questions regarding strangers and personal information. This helps to make sure they understand and be informed that it is wrong if someone is asking you your personal information or to meet them somewhere offline. Galacto Kidz is a promoted Safe Haven for kids and has NPCs (Non-Player Characters) and Tour Guides to help out or if you have any questions. It is kind of like Parents monitoring children at a sleep over, I liked that.
|At the Dance Club.|
We walked around for awhile and played the games. As a child that has been pretty pulled into his multi-player games for years, I was curious as to how he would take these more arcade style games, but pretty soon I could hear him grumbling away and getting sucked into playing. We actually were completely stumped for the longest time and utterly drawn into the Decoder game, where you decode messages by finding the correct colored buttons. There are also space games where you shoot UFOs through your own spacecraft and absorb colored balls to help keep life. The games are very fun, interactive and are still appealing to children, even the ones (like my son) who are avid gamers on different platforms.
|Decoder Game that eluded us.|
There is also a place to listen to music (they have really great music!) and videos. Kids can receive mail and also walk around and chat with other aliens. You can also send Birthday Postcards! You can tell other people how you are feeling by these cute little animated smileys, one even eats a cheeseburger to tell everyone you are hungry. The site also logs all chats and correspondence for parents and that certainly gives me a comfortable feeling of knowing what's going on with my son where I have the least control (the internet).
There is a map of the entire space station and an easy button for Help, where you can ask any question. It was a lot of fun watching and I won't lie... it was a lot of fun playing the games with my son and trying to figure out the Galacto "Space World" together! Plus you earn Gazingos! Which is somewhat like money and when the store opens you can purchase Galaxy Gear for your Alien! Every game allows you the chance to earn Gazingos, which was why we were trying to figure out the Decoder game.
This is a really fun place for your children, I think you are really going to like it! It was made by a Mom and Blogger so she knows what we like. Plus the best thing is, you can play on the Beta Site for Free for just being our readers!
Just go to create a New Kids Account and choose your Alien and in the area that says Have a Code? Enter It Now! Enter: Out3to1 That's it! Maybe we'll see you around!
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