Mix'Em

App review by
Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
Mix'Em App Poster Image
Mix and match and more with four simple games.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

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
Consumerism

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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5 and 7 year old Written bySophie0601 February 1, 2011

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 M... Continue reading
Parent of a 3 and 6 year old Written byDrew26.2 February 1, 2011

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 the... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

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.

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