If you’re looking for a fun diversion or a little stress relief, you need to check out the Whack-A-Mole Game Keychain. It is an electronic version of the whack-a-mole games from arcades and carnivals. Instead of whacking moles that pop up with a hammer, in the electronic game you press the buttons after they light up. As you pass each level, the game gets faster and faster, making it more challenging and exercising your hand-eye coordination.
ToyGadgets.com actually sent us one of these electronic whackamole games to review, which is how we were able to capture the pictures here. As we often do in our reviews, we took a picture with a Lego minifigure (in this case Yoda) in order to show the relative size of the item.
This keychain game works as you would expect. Although the case is plain, ordinary plastic, the buttons are silicone and have a nice feel. The voice feedback isn’t in English, so it can be tricky to figure out the controls such as muting the sound or starting a new game. Actually playing the game is a bit of fun for a while, but I’m not about to give up my iPhone.
I think the game would be great for young kids. Toddlers want to grab your smartphone, but they could easily break it and the games/controls are a bit too complex for them to figure out. This game is much easier, and the lights and sounds will keep kids enthralled. This is durable enough that it won’t break if they throw it, bite it, or drop it, and even if they did it is much less costly than replacing a smartphone.
For a low cost diversion that can keep little kids occupied, the mini whack it game delivers. Order the Whack-A-Mole Stress Relieving Game Keychain for $7.40 from ToyGadgets.com.