The best interactive story shows on Netflix for kids
If you’re looking for entertainment for your little one, but don’t want them to just stare at the screen and zone out, perhaps you’d like to browse some of the best interactive shows on Netflix for kids.
Yes, that’s right, in a world of technology many children expect a two-way interaction with their favourite content, and the streaming giant has delivered by creating a whole series of shows/games that fit the bill. Some involve directing the drama itself in the show and others are focussed on enhancing the comedy, but one thing for sure is there’s entertainment in all these formats that will keep children of all ages amused.
So, if you are ready, let us begin our journey into the best interactive shows on Netflix for kids and review some of our favourites…
Minecraft Story Mode
If you have children, you are probably already aware of Minecraft, one of the biggest video games in the world. There’s a chance they already watch people playing the game on YouTube if they’re not already playing it themselves. Well, in this family-friendly interactive game, you are asked to choose the path of Jesse (who you can decide is either male or female) and guide them through the adventures of the cartoon world. Joining up with friends, it is your task to save the world from the Witherstorm and win the day for the good guys. A lot of fun for fans of the franchise, and even if you’re not, it’s just fun being the director of a show!
Boss Baby: Get That Baby!
Boss Baby started life as a movie and then spun off into a TV series on Netflix. Well, now the babies of Baby Corps. have a chance to take part in an interactive adventure and it’s your turn to take over the writing of the script. There’s lots of fun to be had in this game as you try to guide Boss Baby himself through the complex corporate world of babies to earn a promotion and get to the next level. But choose carefully because the career of your favourite talking baby depends on your choices!
Captain Underpants: Epic Choice-O-Rama
The world’s next big hero is YOU! That’s right, it’s all in your hands whether or not the treehouse will survive in this excellent and fun interactive adventure featuring all your favourite Captain Underpants stars. Krupp is determined to spoil everyone’s fun by destroying the treehouse, but if you make the right decisions at the right time you can help to guide Harold and George through this drama and get them to the other side. This is a great game for anyone who loves the franchise, and is filled with lots of trademark shouting and action sequences from the stars of the show.
Spirit – Riding Free : Ride Along Adventure
If equine animated adventures are your thing, then Spirit is the place to be on Netflix. The main series has been a big hit for the streaming provider as any parent will know from the number of episodes on the service (and toys available in the shops). On this occasion, it’s time to take over the reins of Spirit and save the day. Maricela’s beloved mare has been stolen by horse bandits and you need to make the correct decisions to help guide the protagonists through the story to ensure that the pair are reunited.
You vs. Wild
Do you love living life on the edge? Are you interested in how people survive in the wild? Well, this is a family-friendly interactive adventure for you. Starring adventurer Bear Grylls, your job is to play director and find the safest path through some very inhospitable environments for the intrepid adventurer. As well as being a lot of fun for the family, this is also a way to learn about the world and the environment we live in. But can you make sure Bear gets through his toughest adventure yet in one piece? Well, that’s what you’ll find out as soon as you press play…
Johhny Test: Ultimate Meatloaf Quest
If there’s one thing that’s important to the characters in this show, it’s having a good dinner and that’s why it’s so important you help Johnny and Dukey find the perfect meatloaf. The consequences of failing are horrific, they might have to eat dad’s “garbage meatloaf”, which is simply unthinkable. So, it’s very important you think carefully as you make your choices in this fun and frenzied animated adventure as the last thing anyone wants is a dry meatloaf at the end of a long day. Good luck everyone, you’re going to need it.
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale
Fans of Dreamworks animation will love this adventure as it has all the elements you expect from their brilliant films and television series, but with the added twist of being able to choose what happens next. Our intrepid Puss in Boots has fallen into a magic storybook that is controlled by a magical storyteller and he needs to find a way out. It’s your job to ensure that he makes it safely back home – but there’s going to be a lot of bumps and laughs along the way, so be ready to be entertained.
All the interactive adventure games are available on Netflix
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