Maya's Dress Up

 
Style five diverse models and share fashions via Facebook.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are explained in "help," but the combination of menus, arrows, and icons to tap all seems more complicated than it needs to be. Younger kids might need some help to find their way around the wardrobe and menus until they get the hang of where everything is.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

The girls can be stripped down to their underwear (a bra and panties). Some outfit choices could be considered revealing, like short shorts and mini-skirts, bathing suits that show cleavage, and halter tops that show bare midriffs.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Minor privacy concerns. Players can share outfits they've created through Facebook or email in addition to saving them to the device.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Maya's Dress Up is a fashion game that lets kids choose outfits and accessories for a young woman named Maya and four of her friends. Each model starts out clothed, but can be stripped down to her underwear. Kids can change the models' hair color and style; skin tone (they are a racially diverse group) and physique (they are all thin) cannot be changed. Finished outfits can be shared via email or Facebook, or saved to the device. There is an HD version for iPad featuring improved graphics.

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MAYA'S DRESS UP is a fun and attractive-looking dress-up game for kids. The interface isn't terribly intuitive, but once kids get the hang of it there are dozens of clothing items, jewelry pieces, accessories, and hairstyles to choose from to give each of the game's five models the perfect look. Younger kids can even get in on the action thanks to a simple feature that lets them flip the iPhone over and back to give Maya a randomized new look each time.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Release date:January 5, 2011
Category:Kids Games
Publisher:Total Eclipse
Version:1.1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Parent Written byJbeauford February 20, 2013
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Sometime the game freezes up and you can't even play with game. Three days now I still can't play. :( :(
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