Taco Friends: Putting the ‘Tasty’ back into Education

As an avid fan of education games and food in general, the news that Australian-based design studio Hybrid Image has released Taco Friends as their first title makes me overjoyed to no end. Originally released on August 4, Taco Friends is a kids game that aims to improve cognition, and assist with the learning of new vocabulary, as well as food recognition.

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“My name is Ramirez. I’m just you’re average, ordinary, everyday (sniff) slightly cunning rat.”

Featuring a line-up of eight playable characters including Luca, the oh-so adorable Tomas, and Sneaky Ramirez, gameplay centres around riding a taco-mobile and collecting food while avoiding rubbish. There are currently three mini-games available: Toss, Rush, and Fling, all of which promote healthy eating. The vibrant colors and loveable, zany characters mesh effortlessly to create a fun, educational experience that encourages the pursuit and love of learning (and perhaps a love of Mexican food). And with an irresistible sense of humor and lively accompanying soundtrack to boot, it’s hard to miss the appeal of a game like Taco Friends.taco friends

You can test out Taco Friends now for free on Android, Kindle, and iOS. For more activities, you can also checkout the Taco Friends Network which hosts several mini-episodes starring all the Taco Friends. Who’s your favorite character? Will Taco Friends inspire you to eat more Mexican food? Let us know in the comments below!

A keen retrogamer who grew up playing classics like Prince of Persia, Aladdin, and Diddy Kong Racing, Katrina believes that digital games are not just fun, but a great way to learn. These days she enjoys studying Japanese language acquisition, and designing her own games.