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Maya's Dress Up
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What 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.
Is it any good?
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.