Mix-and-match game includes custom faces and sharing.

What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
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.

Not applicable

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.

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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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:December 7, 2010
Category:Kids Games
Publisher:Lucky Radish
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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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 part. Last player gets to name the character!
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 with the kooks! Also great to share with friends and post on the facebook page!
Parent Written byswellmom December 23, 2010
lots of fun because you can put your own photos in the faces section, create a funny kook, then email it to your friends! love the sound effects and all the choices. very cool!


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