Slide-a-ma-jig

Common Sense Media says

Mixing up cartoon characters is good, clean fun.

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What parents need to know

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.

Violence & scariness
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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.

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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

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

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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.

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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

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Parent of a 2 year old Written byanon_1234 June 17, 2012
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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
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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 characters both mixed up and as is!

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