Friday, August 5, 2011

Monkey Quest - Review and Giveaway

My son, Adam, can't do much right now.  He's on crutches with pins in his toes.  The normal things that a lot of kids get to do in the summer are off-limits to him right now.  He's been spending time on the computer, playing games.  One game that he has become acquainted with is Monkey Quest. 

Monkey Quest is a free online virtual game from Nickelodeon.  Monkeys are the main characters and there are several quests to complete in the land of Ook.  It is possible to buy special items using Nickcash or to purchase a membership to access special trails, but these are entirely optional and are in no way necessary to play Monkey Quest.  Adam received a Nickcash card which gave him the choice to receive a three month membership or 2500 Nickcoins.  He went with the membership so he can have more access to special trails.

There are a lot of things to do on Monkey Quest and it overwhelmed me a little.  However, Adam caught on pretty easily.  You can create your up to three different monkeys on your account, each with its own unique hairstyle, color, and facial expression.  The name of your monkey is chosen through a list of already made words.  Adam's main monkey is named Daniel Truth Trap.  There's the option to make friends and chat with them but all chat is restricted to a "white list" dictionary to prevent foul language from taking place.

In the land of Ook, players embark on quests, battle monsters, accumulate skill points, group together with other monkeys to get past obstacles.  From what I've seen of Monkey Quest, it's a safe online environment for kids to play.  Adam is currently on level four and enjoys playing.  I'm not sure that younger kids would get the gist of Monkey Quest, but I think pre-teens would get lots of amusement from it.


Hurry and head to Toys 'R Us before August 8th to receive an exclusive virtual item and $15 of gameplay on Monkey Quest by purchasing a $25 Nickelodeon Game Card.  The game card has to be purchased in-store at Toys 'R Us and the special offer must be redeemed online by 8/8/11.



Win It!
One person will win a Monkey Quest Prize Pack that includes a tote bag, t-shirt, hat, and insider's guide to best nativate the land of Ook.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment with something you learned from the Monkey Quest FAQs.

Extra Entries:

"Like" Monkey Quest on Facebook.

Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect.

Subscribe to my blog via email.

Have my button on your blog.

Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky, +2 entries.

Leave a comment on a post at Yes! Yolanda, come back here and let me know which post you commented on.

Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.

Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).

One extra entry per relevant comment for commenting on any NON-GIVEAWAY post. Comments must be made during the duration of this giveaway. Come back here and tell me where you commented.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA.  Giveaway ends 8/20/11 at 8 pm CST.  Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

30 comments:

Lyudmila said...

I learned that while your Monkey can’t die, if it loses health and gets knocked out, you will have to revive it.
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Lyudmila said...

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Lyudmila said...

Follower=Lyudmila
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Karen said...

Your monkey can't die.

Karen Gonyea
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Karen said...

GFC Follower :)

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Karen said...

E-Mail Subscriber :)

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Lorri said...

I learned that my companion is a chameleon

Lorri said...

I follow on GFC Lorri

Lorri said...

I also follow on Twitter @LorriJeanne

blue65829 said...

I learned that to play monkey quest your browser should be either Internet Explorer 7 and 8
Firefox 2, 3 and 3.5 or
Google Chrome Safari (Mac)
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C1986B said...

I learned how to become a Guardian Knight!
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cas0496 said...

I learned that your monkey can not die!

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rana e said...

i learned that my monkey can't die!

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Miranda Ward said...

to play monkey quest your browser should be either Internet Explorer 7 and 8
Firefox 2, 3 and 3.5


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ellie said...

I learned that you do not need to feed your monkey. LOL
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I like Monkey Quest on FB (Ellie W)
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ellie said...

I follow you on Twitter @eswright18
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ellie said...

tweet
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ellie said...

I follow via GFC (ellie)
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Anonymous said...

I learned that Recurring memberships start at $9.95/month. You can save money by purchasing a 3-month recurring membership ($24.95) or a yearly recurring membership ($79.95). You may also redeem some NC Cards(USD/CAD) for membership time.
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Anonymous said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I learned that Monkey Quest is suited for Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox 2, 3 and 3.5, Google Chrome and Safari (Mac)

Raven In A Blue Room said...

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like Monkey Quest on facebook (Louis Here)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars


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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

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barb hunt said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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christal c said...

I learned that my monkey cant die
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Shari said...

I learned that you do not need to feed your monkeys.
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Pam said...

I learned your monkey can't die but you need to revive it. garrettsambo@aol.com