Mr Potato Head App
By Callaway Digital Arts
Age Recommendation 4+ years.
A classic in an app and boy did they do a great job with it. Humor, variety, and copious amounts of creative choice will delight. With over 200 parts to use with 12 different scenes to place your completed Potato Head in, makes this a winner for young children.
Your child can either play by the book and place the different body parts and clothing in the right place, or like me throw together a very strange looking Potato Head with an arm sticking out of the top of his noggin. So funny when he comes to life, and your kids will too think it a scream.
The game highlights where the holes are, perfect for littlies, and a handy wheel can be turned to move your model around as you work on it. Once you choose your scene, your completed Potato Head is hurled into that world. Options are Pirate Island, Ice Age, Alien Planet, Jungle Volcano, Royal Ballroom, Candy Village, Wild West, Enchanted Castle, Circus, Haunted House, Under the Sea and Space Station. Within each scene are numbers when pressed make the Potato Heads perform an array of movements and interactions. The humor here is clever to say the least and will have you and your kids giggling.
The creative aspect of the game as too with the real toy is the reason you play. While this is not the most educational game for your kids, it has found itself on our recommended list due to its creativity factor.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 3rd, 4th and 5th generation and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Danielle Mantakoul 2013
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