App review by
Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Mixing up cartoon characters is good, clean fun.

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age 10+
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Ease of Play

Slide-a-ma-jig is easy and self-explanatory: 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.

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Sexy Stuff

A few of the cartoon characters wear skimpy clothing: a Viking woman wears a large metal bra, a bodybuilder wears briefs, etc.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One character wearing a "Litter Patrol" sash is carrying two cigarette butts among other litter.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Slide-a-ma-jig is a mix-and-match game for kids that allows them to swap body parts to create new characters. Although there are some characters with skimpy clothing, they're done in a goofy cartoon style and are not suggestive. The app does not use an Internet connection so there are no privacy or safety concerns involved, making Slide-a-ma-jig appropriate for almost any age.

User Reviews

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Parent of an infant and 2-year-old Written byanon_1234 June 17, 2012

This app is no longer available, it has been replaced by Mix-a-ma-jig.

This app is no longer available, it has been replaced by Mix-a-ma-jig, which appears to be for older kids since it involves social media.
Parent of a 8 and 10-year-old Written byLauraGG December 13, 2010

Creative, clever, fun

We have been playing with this app for quite a while. The kids still love it with all the updates of the cartoons! They make up names and stories for the charac... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

SLIDE-A-MA-JIG is not a unique idea, but it's a particularly excellent execution. The app lets your child slide sections of a cartoon character left and right to make funny combinations, or they can simply hit the left/right buttons to scroll through the available characters. Here's what makes Slide-a-ma-jig stand out: Rather than the usual three parts to mix up, there are five -- feet, legs, torso, head, and hat (or other headgear). The cartoons are delightfully goofy, even when they're not in a mixed-up state. Finally, the way the pieces fit together is really well done: You won't see the typical straight-line cuts going across the screen, which makes for well-integrated creations.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: June 30, 2010
  • Category: Kids' Games
  • Publisher: Lucky Radish
  • Version: 1.1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 2.2.1 or later; not compatible with first generation iPod Touch
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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