Go, Diego, Go! Musical Missions

 
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Music memory game with popular preschool TV character.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Kids watch a musical sequence light up on the flute and must tap it back in the correct order. The flute keys are colored, and a musical staff with colored notes serves as a secondary aid. There is no consequence for hitting a wrong note; Diego simply prompts the player to try again.

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Based on the Go, Diego, Go! television series aimed at preschoolers.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Go, Diego, Go - Musical Missions stars 8-year-old Diego Marquez (cousin of Dora from Dora the Explorer) and his pal Baby Jaguar in a similar setting to that of the television show. Kids must help Diego play soft music to lure shy animals out of their hiding places by watching the colored holes of a flute light up and then tapping to play them back in the same order.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The familiar characters and setting of GO, DIEGO, GO - MUSICAL MISSIONS should appeal to Diego's devoted preschool fans, but anyone older than that will find the app too simplistic. If kids are able to tap back a few bars of well-known songs like "Itsy Bitsy Spider" then the animal comes out and dances as the entire song plays. The notes are shown in the correct place on the musical staff but not in the correct rhythm, so it's basically Simon Says with melodies and a positive animal rescue theme.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$1.99
Release date:March 10, 2010
Category:Music
Publisher:MTV Networks
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.1 or later

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