Mixamajig

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Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Mix-and-match game includes custom faces and sharing.

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age 4+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Slide the different pieces (headgear, head, body, legs, and feet) left and right to create new characters, or shake the device for a random mix. There are also buttons for changing the background and to scroll through the properly assembled characters. Mixamajig also allows the players to create their own "kooks" using photos from the gallery or the iPhone's camera. The photo cropping can be a little tricky.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A few of the cartoon characters wear skimpy clothing, such as the hula girl and the bodybuilder; there's also a viking woman with a big metal bra.

Language
Consumerism

There is an info screen with a link to the developer's website, but it is three levels deep.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One character wearing a "Litter Patrol" sash is carrying two cigarette butts among other litter.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mixamajig is an updated version of Slide-a-ma-jig, a mix-and-match cartoon character game for kids. Mixamajig allows players to create custom characters and backgrounds using photos from the gallery or camera, and then share them via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Sharing "kooks" unlocks further custom templates, so parents may want to monitor children while they play. Though some characters are wearing skimpy clothing, they are all drawn in very cartoony style and are more funny than suggestive.

User Reviews

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Parent of a 8 and 10 year old Written byInsecto December 31, 2010

Goofy and inspires some imaginative activities!

This has been a really fun app for us! The kids even made up a game to play with it! We take turns picking a part and then pass to the next person who picks a p... Continue reading
Parent of a 6 and 9 year old Written byHuufs December 15, 2010

Easy to Play and Great Art for Kids of All Ages!

Easy to play and great art! Will keep the kids entertained for hours on a long car ride. I love the ability to add in our own pictures and backgrounds to use... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

MIXAMAJIG is an updated version of Slide-a-ma-jig, an excellent mix-and-match cartoon game. The new version adds custom "kooks" which allow you to fill in the face using photos from the gallery or the camera, if available. It also provides a way to share kooks you've created via email, Facebook and Twitter. While the sharing and customization is a great addition, parents may be wary of having their kids share kooks via social media—but you have to share a certain number of kooks in order to unlock more custom templates.

Even without the sharing, however, Mixamajig is a delightful little app: The cartoon characters (which are mostly the same as in Slide-a-ma-jig) are very funny. What sets these apps apart from other mix-and-match is the number of pieces -- five -- and the way that they fit together seamlessly, avoiding the straight-line cuts that most mix-and-match games suffer from.

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