A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Disney Fairies Fly is an accelerometer-based flying game with several advertisements for Tinker Bell movies and accessories. The premise of the game is helping fairies collect the necessary tools to aid the change of seasons. In each level, you must tilt your device up and down to move your fairy past obstacles while collecting points. Beating all three levels in a world unlocks a new world; there are six total. The levels and worlds are similar in difficulty and style, so the game can get repetitive. There are several links to purchase more games, the Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure DVD, soundtrack, and Nintendo DS game, and email friends. You can also watch previews for Tinker Bell movies and download wallpaper images to your camera roll. Parents should also note the large file size. A similar app is available for the iPad.
Is it any good?
This game will be most enjoyable for those who are already familiar with the Disney Fairies characters and movies. If you don't already own the movies, your kid will probably want them after playing with this app. Using the accelerometer to fly the fairies is fun, but a bit repetitive. The great graphics, ability to choose your fairy, and replayability of the levels to get a higher score are nice features. But for most kids, the similarity of the levels will either provide too much challenge or not enough to find them entertaining for long. Instead, the app's richness is in watching film previews and downloading wallpaper images, all of which promote the Tinker Bell brand.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Science: motion
- Skills: Health & Fitness: fine motor skills
- Price: $4.99
- Release date: January 15, 2010
- Category: Kids' Games
- Topics: Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More
- Size: 163.00 MB
- Publisher: Disney
- Version: 1.1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 2.2.1 or later
- Last updated: June 19, 2019
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