Product Review of Algo Bot
This game teaches learners to write efficient code while they solve engaging puzzles. Users can help Algo Bot run the Europa (a pan-galactic ship with a sleeping crew) along with another robot, PAL. The game starts with basic instructions that soon progress to more complex ones. The game has over 40 levels in five sections on the ship. The game is available in several languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Polish.
What Users Love About the App
“It’s good fun to move Algo Bot around, helping it complete its assigned tasks. Students see immediate results from their programmed algorithms, which keeps them working toward completing levels.”
“The game introduces and explains one or two new features at a time. Students learn strategies for using commands, functions, and variables mostly by trying out their ideas and seeing what happens.”
“When students make coding mistakes, the game gives helpful feedback on where the mistakes were.”
What Users Dislike About the App
“It’s up to students to debug their own code. Students can’t easily see previous levels’ scores to know which can be improved.”