What parents need to know
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.
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.