App Review: Gymtastic

Gymtastic is a free American Girl app found in the App Store. In this game, you help Mckenna (Girl of the Year 2012) practice her gymnastics for tryouts.

Out of the six American Girl apps I have, this one is probably my favorite. It’s challenging and fun. You also keep your high score and try to beat it.

When you play the game, you will see Mckenna running along a platform. There are other platforms, separated from each other by a gap. You tap the screen to jump. To get more points, you try to collect stars, each worth 1,000 points. The stars are along the platforms.

There are obstacles to jump over. When you get around 100,000 points, it will start to become more challenging. There will be more and more obstacles, sometimes two or three at a time. If you get your timing off, Mckenna will fall off the platform, or become stuck at an obstacle.

At the start of each game, you have 3 lives. You lose them by bumping into obstacles or falling off a platform. If you lose them, sometimes you can earn some more.

I really like this game. My high score is 774,350. The game has 4 out of 5 stars in the App store. I rate it 5 stars! :)