A true monster-fighting hero only needs one weapon to hand. But wait, before you go digging out your coat of arms and sword, we’re actually talking about something you’ll find in your bathroom: your toothbrush!
With Brushing Hero, cleaning teeth no longer involves that tedious rinse repeat monotony. Instead it transforms a daily habit into a highly entertaining game. Arm your child with their toothbrush and have them face an iPhone or iPad (they’ll look like a true hero complete with iron war helmet). As soon as brushing starts, the front-facing camera recognises the motion. And the more they brush, the stronger the attack against the onslaught of weird and whacky monsters that pop up onscreen.
The challenge is to brush teeth as thoroughly as possible within a minute to defeat those relentless monster attacks one by one. When a monster is taken down, coins are rewarded and at the end of a game, hero cards that boost attacking strength are given out depending on the number of coins accumulated. Kids are encouraged to get into the good habit of brushing their teeth well; while doing away with more and more monsters every time they fight will gradually increase their sense of accomplishment.
The point, though, is not for them to wildly brush their teeth as quickly as possible. The game is designed so that brushing teeth at various angles increases attacking capabilities. Give a little nudge in the right direction while you watch your child brush and ask things like “Did you brush the back side of your teeth?” and remind them to tackle every nook and cranny.
Besides levelling up thanks to hero cards, a formidable dragon appears every 30 stages and if defeated, your little one will be rewarded with a helmet upgrade. Kids will love conquering monster after monster one teeth-brushing action at a time and, most importantly, their pearly whites will be sparkling morning and evening.
Who would have thought teeth cleaning and fending off monsters could be such a toothy thrill!