The game is aimed at anyone aged 8 years and over, my 6 year old Monkey has tried to play a little with me, but he’s more of an observer at the moment. You can play solo, classic (one light at a time) or as a 2 player challenge. There are sensors in the middle of each of the 4 colour segments, when playing you hold your hand about 5cms away from the section when making your move. 3 x AA batteries are required to power Simon Air and these are included.
When Simon Air starts it’s a case of following single light sequences, but then two lights flash at once and you really need to know your moves! You can hover over two lights with both hands, swoop over two or three lights with one hand , you can even crossover.
Simon Air has 16 levels in solo, classic and two player games, and scoring is shown with lights and sounds. I think I’m some way of reaching the higher levels in this game, but I can see this game coming out a lot in the years to come. It’s a great way to unwind at the end of a busy day. As Monkey gets a bit older he can work on his observation skills and reaction times too.
The game goes to sleep if left alone for 30 seconds and it’s possible to adjust the volume by pressing the ON button a number of times through High, Medium, Low and even Mute, as required.
Priced at £24.99 I can see this game ending up in a few Christmas stockings later in the year.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review