A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Shake to mix up the animals, and then slide the three panels around until you match up an animal face.
Products & Purchases
On the title screen, a little flag pops up advertising "Other Apps for Kids." Clicking on it asks you to enter an email address to be kept up to date about other apps.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Animal Mix and Match is a matching game for young children. It is simple enough for toddlers to use and doesn't have any offensive content.
Is It Any Good?
Animal Mix and Match is reminiscent of those three-flap books that allow you to mix and match different parts of an image. In this case, it's animal faces. The app is quite simple: Shake to mix up the animals, and then spin the pieces left and right to match them up. The app plays a cheer when you make a match, and every so often a small animation plays as a reward. The graphics are cute with a retro feel to them, and the edges are shadowed to make it appear as if the faces are on spinning cylinders. It's a fun game for toddlers, but not the most exciting.
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