Parents' Guide to

Thomas & Friends Minis

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun AR builder for train fanatics; good fun for others.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Entertainment
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Kids get easily immersed in train sets galore with this fun platform for building from a template or from scratch. Add the Thomas & Friends element, and some kids will likely find Thomas & Friends Minis irresistible. There are plenty of fun embellishments like twisty tracks, bridges, and lots of landscape decorations. It's nice to have the option to build using a puzzle-like template or by unleashing your creative side to build on a blank canvas. The graphics are great, even if the ride from the train's point of view may be a bit too realistic for some (beware of the possibility of slight feelings of motion sickness). There are choices for building, but the options are not particularly complex, and the space for building is rather small. However, given the age group that's interested in Thomas & Friends, the level of complexity is just about right. And the good news is that there's a decent amount of content that comes with the free download, so kids can certainly entertain themselves for a while with what's available. The bad news, however -- for your wallet -- is that all the pay content is right there, enticing kids to ask for more.

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