Home Base by Scholastic 4+
Designed for iPad
Welcome to Home Base -- your destination for characters, games, stories, and your fellow fans. Make new friends as you explore islands from the books you love.
Home Base is a fun and safe digital community for kids where you can:
* Explore Scholastic stories by visiting zones and islands dedicated to their favorite series and talking with their favorite characters
* Create your custom avatar
* Discover new stories and characters
* Connect with other readers via moderated chat
* Play minigames and try to get a high score
* Play map games together with other players
Books that are currently in Home Base include:
* Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland
* The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
* I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
* BONE by Jeff Smith
* Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older
* Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
* The 39 Clues, created by Rick Riordan
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Ratings and Reviews
The only reason I give it four stars is that it has plenty of glitches, e.g. on the NF, if you click on a random spot on the middle of the screen it goes to ModMichael’s Monster Hunters post. The mini games are okay, I guess, I don’t really play them. Occasionally crashes/bugs out when I go of the NF, like profile pics are weird, nicknames don’t work, etc. But the community, oh boy, it’s amazing. There’s stuff for 7-9 and 10-14 ish. Roleplays, stories, and just sharing stuff. I have lots of friends on there(I’m Shadow, actually) and they’re all really nice and amazing. There are some seven y/o’s that just do random keysmashes but whatever. The moderation is pretty tight. I am annoyed when I put out a slightly dark fanfic with a warning at the top and I get rejected, but the “I SURVIVED THE ZOMBIE APOCCALIP!!! WAT IF I DI????!!!!!!! DA ZOMBIIIII!!!!!!” is let through. The live chat is pretty cool with a filter but won’t let some stuff from the books they have(like SkyWings) but you can get around it. All in all, a nice 8.5/10. Good job HB. ~Shadow(Silverdragon1974)
Great game, but glitches hold it back
I absolutely love this game. I’ve met so many nice people in it and had a lot of fun playing all the games, reading stories, roleplaying... it’s all super fun and all, but there’s a ton of glitches that ruin some of the fun. There ARE some fun glitches, but others ruin the game. The most noticeable for me has to do with Scavenger Hunt. I’ll get excited that it doesn’t glitch out from the beginning and let me not collect gems at all, but then some random invisible barrier will kill me and I’ll no longer be able to collect gems. Then the game goes into “overtime,” going into the negatives and not ending, forcing me to reload the app. The same thing happened with Trivia; the round never ended. Also, almost every time I go into the feed the game crashes within 30 seconds which is really inconvenient. These glitches don’t completely take the fun out, but if the developers could work on these it would surely add to the experience.
Other than that, this app is really fun! I’m a huge fan of Wings of Fire and came for that content, and still mainly play those games, but I’ve been looking into other series and even reading some because of how interesting they seem. The community is great, the games are great, and I’m really happy I discovered this place!
What is it with this game and lags????
Shout out to Icerocker 15, I am right there with you. This game looks AMAZING. It looks like a totally fun, awesome game, with good security levels and lots of entertainment. And it could be even more fun then I think because I CANT EVEN GET PAST THE ‘PICK YOUR AVATAR’ THING! Sometimes I press the play button and it just spits me out on my home screen. It seems like it’s working totally fine until BOOM, I am shot out of the game. I have probably tried fifty times and my results are all the same.
The reason I gave it two stars instead of ZERO (which I would very much like to do!!) is because I was reading the other reviews and apparently there is a NEWSFEED and you can make comic books and you can explore islands and stuff! Holding me back from this is going to be a real job, because I am a wings of fire nerd who loves comic books and I am at the point of just deleting the game and trying again.
But the most likely situation is that I’ll wait another two hours for it to load and then it’ll be the same GLITCH all over again!! I mean, please, can’t you just FIX THIS? Aaaa!
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- 1.3 GB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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