Some helpful tips on playing the game. It’s not easy for everyone (at first) but once you get the hang of it, I promise you will be having fun (and learning a lot about science!).
The interactive game itself is not touchscreen, but uses the accelerometer in the ipad to turn the device into a “tilt-physics” control mechanism. So idea is, tilt the ipad in the direction you want the roly poly to move, and bump into the “good” bugs while avoiding the “bad” ones. It takes some practice.
To start: Smooth, controlled movements are a good, don’t tilt too much too quickly until you are comfortable with how the game works.
Env 1: Beetles will come to you if you can stay in one general area. Bumping the blue butterfly means you can go anywhere quickly without a problem but make sure you are not behind an ant line when the power runs out.
Env 2: Follow the yellow butterfly as much as possible, bump whenever you get a chance and free as many gladiators as you can in your enlarged and invulnerable state.
Env 3: Learning to bump twice is easy enough, but when multiple katydids are on screen a good strategy is to bump each one once, and then come back and bump again later, if you can move fast enough.
Env 4: When the millipede stops, get far away…the cyanide gas has an extended reach. Also, wait until a group of 8-10 fireflies appears all at once before bumping the female glowworm power up, that way you can free a bunch in one fell swoop!