Monster Heart Medic is an adventure game where you must help diagnose a friendly monster named Ragnar and guide him on his path to a healthier life. Through animations, simulations, achievements, and arcade games, you will learn about cardiovascular conditions and what steps can be taken to keep you and your monster healthy.


-Explore a rich world packed with colorful monsters and offbeat characters.

-Earn health achievements that let players build their knowledge of the cardiovascular system and healthy living.

-Experience arcade action levels that reinforce healthy food and lifestyle choices.

-Discover dynamic simulations that show the effects of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

-Enjoy animated monster stories that explain conditions of the cardiovascular system

-Sample interactive medical diagnostic tools that relate to real-world procedures.

-Customize your monster with hats, hairstyles, moustaches, and more.

-Play the game in English or Spanish.

All of the health recommendations that players encounter in the game come from established sources, including the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


We do not collect or share personal information about any player, whether child or adult, nor do we allow any third-party advertising.


The Lawrence Hall of Science, the University of California, Berkeley’s public science center, has been providing parents, kids, and educators with opportunities to engage with science since 1968. In the mobile environment, the Hall has produced a series of DIY informal science learning apps that have been featured in Wired Magazine, Gizmodo UK, FamilyFun Magazine, and and won a Parents’ Choice Silver Medal.

Monster Heart Medic was created with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number R25 OD 010543.

What’s New

Version 1.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

-Minor bug fixes
-Improved art assets
-Clearer tutorials

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

We Love Monsters ,

Good science game (but we want more)

I want to take a star away because I think this game should be longer. What is there is a good (if brief) overview of the cardiovascular system. But the game left me and my kids feeling like we wanted to explore more (more science and more games).

We are going to give this game 5 stars anyway because because my kids loved the art and humor. It kept their attention longer that I thought it would. At first I thought "Monsters? Really?" But it was refreshing to see there wasn't the gross-out humor you get in a lot of kids games. It feels a lot like a graphic novel and was appropriate for my kids (age 9 and 10).

Gen Price ,

Please add NARRATION

This app seems amazing, but is not accessible for my students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. The iPad voiceover function will not work with this app. Adding narration would make this so much better.

Jadelynkitty ,

I found how to fix the buttons not working

The developer's page says to go to Settings -> display & brightness, and set to 'Standard' to fix the problem with the buttons not working. I did that and it worked!

I really enjoy playing this game and learning about the heart with my little brother. Monster heart medic is a uniquely awesome game in its refreshing take on teaching cardiovascular health. The attention to detail in the artwork, animation, and content is awesome.

Definitely recommend checking it out!

App Privacy

The developer, The Lawrence Hall of Science, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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