Hotel Transylvania Mobile Game Brings Friendly Monsters to Playgrounds Everywhere

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 1:06 pm

The premium mobile game was built for parents and kids to enjoy together.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation hits movie theaters July 13, but you don’t need to wait until then to let your kids jump into a new adventure with Drac, Mavis, and the rest of the film’s friendly monsters. A new mobile game based on the film gets kids into the action before it hits theaters this Friday.

Hotel Transylvania: Crazy Cruise challenges players to restore magical relics to islands inhabited by monsters. The game emphasizes physical activity and was designed to be played by parents and kids at their local playground. It “parallels” events from the new film, and turns real-world structures, like the monkey bars, into part of the game’s world.

In each “Crazy Cruise” game session, parents can hold the smartphone as they and their children interact with playground equipment to play on-screen mini-games. Kids may need to come to their parents’ rescue if they get into some in-game trouble while playing. The game uses augmented reality technology to bring the film’s monsters to life, letting kids pose alongside monsters so parents can take a picture.

With augmented reality technology, users point their device’s camera at the environment to see objects appear on screen as though they were in the real-world in front of them. If you’ve played a game like Pokemon Go, it’s AR technology that allows Pokemon to appear as though they’re in the real-world.

Hotel Transylvania: Crazy Cruise is available to download on iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. The game is regularly priced at $3.99, but you can download it now for $0.99 on iOS or Android as part of a special limited time promotion.

If you’re looking for another Hotel Transylvania game to play once your family gets home, Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (rated E10+) launched today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC.

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