A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Touch anywhere -- it'll do something.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Uzu is a visual toy of sorts. A scattering of specks of colored light will float and spray across the screen of the iPad, and you can play with them. Using as many fingers as you want, you can toss, squeeze, spatter, slide, or spray the colors. Or whatever else you might want to do to them. That is the entirety of the app's function.
Is It Any Good?
UZU doesn't do anything more than let a user mess around with glowing, colored specks of light. Yet, it is strangely enjoyable. Using all the standard iPad finger motions -- pinch, swipe, tap, etc. -- one can create all sorts of interesting formations with the lights. But a user can even go beyond that, using as many fingers as possible. Experimenting is a major part of the fun. It's not the kind of entertainment that's going to keep you occupied for hours, but for a quick burst of something visually interesting, Uzu does the trick.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.