Mix'Em

Common Sense Media says

Mix and match and more with four simple games.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

There are four games to play in Mix'Em, all of which are straightforward and easy to use. There is a "How to Play" section on the help screen with instructions for each of the games as well.

Violence & scariness

Some of the mix-and-match costumes include weapons such as the sheriff's guns, the knight's sword, and the pirate's sword. The app does not depict these weapons in use, however.

Sexy stuff

Before outfits are chosen for the characters they are shown wearing underclothes: undershirts and patterned shorts, about what would be expected of undressed paper dolls.

Language
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Consumerism

There is a link to the developer's website on the About page.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mix'Em is a four-in-one game for children with mix-and-match costumes, a memory game, a section to learn spelling, and a game to match characters with relevant icons. The app is simple to use and appropriate for young kids, though very young children may need some assistance with the menus.

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MIX'EM has four sections that all use the same set of characters. The Mix'Em section allows you to dress a woman or a man in five outfits each -- headgear, torso, and legs -- plus change the background and play character-based sound effects. Connect'Em presents three icons, and the player must choose the correct character (e.g., handcuffs, a police cruiser, and a robber match the police officer). Match'Em is a standard memory game using the characters and icons. Spell'Em shows the names of the characters, reads them out loud, and then pronounces each letter while highlighting the letter.

The graphics and sound effects are nicely done, and children will enjoy playing with the games. However, Spell'Em is a bit weak -- there are only 10 words, and it's not really clear what age level this would work for. Overall, Mix'Em is a decent entry in the mix-and-match genre but doesn't necessarily introduce anything spectacular.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:November 29, 2010
Category:Family Games
Publisher:2MONSTERS creative group
Version:1.01
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Parent of a 3 and 6 year old Written byDrew26.2 February 1, 2011
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Promotes learning, hand-eye coordination in an enjoyable easy to use format for kids 2+!!!!

This.Is.Fantastic. My kids (6 & 3) look forward to road trips because of Mix-Em! You can create your own character with many different outfits and then see your creation throughout the game. There are so many different opportunities to learn while having a blast! I also did research on this developer and found they have MORE apps to offer!!! Truly a 10 out of 10! Can't wait for the next app!
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Parent of a 3 and 4 year old Written bymarilyn617 January 31, 2011
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I bought this app for my 3 and 5 year old, primarily as a way to help them get through some longer car rides. I'm pretty picky when it comes to apps. My husband and I always go through any apps we buy for the kids first and then play the games with them to make sure they understand how it works. Let me just say that this game was a lot of fun. I loved listening to them laugh when they created their own goofy characters. There are a lot of matching games on the app store (we had a few on our iPhones already), but the kids really liked that it had characters from the game. Our son also likes the spelling game and now seems to recognize the words in the game (which to me are more difficult than most words at the preschool level). I believe this app was money well spent.
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Parent of a 5 and 7 year old Written bySophie0601 February 1, 2011
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Great app for kids and moms too!

My 5 & 7 year old kids LOVE this game. Whenever I walk into the room and they are huddled together with the itouch, laughing and playing, I know it is Mix'Em! I They love that it is fun, and I love that it is educational. With this game I am not worried about my kids seeing or hearing any inappropriate. Worth every penny!
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