Cute Bin-to-Hex Trainer This is an amusing way to push a familiarity between hexadecimal and binary notation. As far as a percentage of children appearing to be skilled in this area, I think that most simply notice a pattern rather than do the math. Fundamentally, this isn't much different than grouping similarly colored or shaped objects. While unrelated to the intent of this game, I think that including a 10-key pad to punch in the base-10 value (a launch confirmation?) after setting the bits would enhance the experiment.
Hilarious I can't stop grinning at the absurdity of a weapon system that requires bitwise programming to fire. I was surprised at how far I got. To get a higher score swipe adjacent bits instead of tapping each one. E.g.: for FE just swipe all bits from left to right, it will fire before you get to the one bit.
Really fun Really fun game, and I feel like I can kid myself that I'm improving a useful skill too :p. Would love to see more game modes e.g Decimal to binary, or octal. EDIT: my highscore is now 26, and it seems impossible to beat, as the aliens come down the screen almost faster than the rockets fire. Could be improved if the number of aliens increased rather than just their speed.
Too fast too soon! Like other reviews have said around the 24-26 mark things just get unfair-seeming. There's a difference between a game over where I know I made a mistake and a game over where it's just like "Oh, that sucked" and they seem like the latter most of the time. Some rebalancing would be great because you just run into it like a wall every time.
Haha my little girl taught me how to play! At first I was stumped to see my girl simply playing FlippyBit while I couldn't hit even one alien! But after a while I was starting to understand the mechanic and why she seems to know what missiles to launch :)
I have managed to get up to 25 points, but I can't get any higher. The problem is, that the missiles are just too slow. When I manage to enter the binary. The alien is already half a screen away from destroying my base and while the missiles gather, the alien manages to demolish my arsenal.