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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.
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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.