Monkey Quest – Fun Websites for Kids

Monkey Quest is a massively multi-player online game (MMOG) that was launched in March 2011 by Behaviour Interactive. Monkey Quest is another in a long line of online games that is published by Nickelodeon. The site is aimed at children from age 6 to 12. This game exists in the fantasy world of Ook where members explore, meet new friends, play games and gain knowledge about the world through their monkey avatar.

The appeal of Monkey Quest is the online games that members play that are reminiscent of older arcade-style and Nintendo games. Memberships begin at $7.95 per month for the first month; however, this rate is re-billed at $9.95 per month for the monthly membership. A six month membership is $44.95 and an annual membership is $59.95. Monkey Quest offers no refunds. There is a free membership for children; however, their movement within the virtual world is limited. Players can also gain access to exclusive content on Monkey Quest by purchasing NickCash (Nickelodeon’s virtual cash). Monkey Quest requires a broadband internet connection, a high-end video card and the installation of a plug-in called Unity. The game is played through Money Quest’s website.

Features

New members create and customize a monkey avatar to use as their virtual personality. Once the avatar is created, it enters the virtual world of Ook and begins to have adventures by playing online games. Once an avatar successfully completes a game, they are able to advance to the next level and get better armor and advanced weapons to defend themselves against evil monsters they encounter. Monkeys are able to go on individual quests or participate in group quests with other members. Not all quests or assignments are game-based. Members will encounter puzzles that they must solve to pass through doors and other obstacles.

As with other online games, Monkey Quest follows a plot to get the member’s monkey from point A to point B. The age range that the game is meant for limits the complexity of the plot, but it is sufficient enough that children and parents will be attracted to it. Parents should know that NickCash allows children to purchase merchandise from the online store. The only way to get NickCash is to purchase it with real cash. The only benefits that players get from successfully completing games are graduating to the next level and attiring their monkeys with better armor. In order to make their monkeys move through the virtual world, players must learn to master the controls. The arrow keys and the space bar on the keyboard move the monkey, while hot keys fire weapons and access potions. Unlike many other virtual worlds, Monkey Quest doesn’t have a social chat room.

What’s Good

Monkey Quest is a gaming website that will appeal mainly to children 10 and under who are interested in the action of traditional video games. The graphics and design of the website and the game are quite good. The people who created all of the monkey avatars definitely knew their target audience. The monkeys are goofy, humorous, cute and easy to like. The personalities of the monkeys really shine through. It is this easy-going attitude that will make children comfortable with the game. There are no adult themes in the games or on the website. There is no drinking, smoking, drug use, sex or offensive language.

By teaming with other players on quests and in games, children will learn the value of teamwork. On quests, children will learn that helping others is a selfless act. Individuals in a position of authority in the game are good and encourage players to help others and follow their example. A fair amount of logic must be summoned to solve puzzles, which can develop a child’s thought patterns.

What’s Bad

Monkey Quest has some cartoon violence which may encourage younger players; however, there is no blood, gore, pain or thoughtless violence. Since the game is based on a video game platform, there is going to be some good versus evil battles where children are the good guys and need to defeat their foe to advance to the next level. Also, since there is an online shop for merchandise, parents may see an increased focus on buying related Monkey Quest products.

Online Safety

Since online chat is limited to pre-chosen phrases and filtered language, the worst part of online safety that worries most parents has been scaled back significantly. Still, parents and children need to remain vigilant while online. All communications are filtered and moderators are watching the site twenty-four hours a day. It is very difficult to find Monkey Quest’s safety policy. It needs to be more prominently displayed.

Dugi’s WOTLK Dailies & Events Quest Guide Review

So what is Dugi’s WOTLK Dailies and Events Quest Guide all about? This is the next release of Dugi’s guides. The first one was a best seller called the Ultimate WoW Guide. I had the chance to review earlier this version of the guide, so does it really work as well as he claims?

1. Who is Dugi and What are His Achievements in the World of Warcraft Niche?

Dugi’s actual name is Dave Farrell. He started out very humbly and his first guide was informally written and distributed only to his friends. However, it was soon clear that this guy had a lot of talent in playing the game of World of Warcraft. He later made one of his most successful guide called the Ultimate WoW Guide that has sold more than 10,000 copies.

2. What New Skills Can You Learn from Dugi’s Wotlk Dailies and Events Quest Guide?

This guide has taught me all the most productive things that I can do once I reach level 80. I have learned exactly how to do 25 daily quests in less than 2 hours and took less than a day to finally master the technique. By reading this guide, you can also learn what the things you should absolutely avoid doing are when you are level 80, as well as how you can maximize your gold and reputation earning even as you quest.

3. Should You Get Dugi’s Wotlk Dailies and Events Quest Guide?

Before you can answer this question, you should go to the main website and read all the promises that Dugi makes about what his guide can help you accomplish. If those are exactly the stuff that you want to learn, then I cannot recommend Dugi’s Wotlk Dailies and Events Guide highly enough. It provides exactly all the information and help that Dugi promised and I managed to learn all the exact things that I had expected from it.