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Wacky Safari

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Wacky animal mini-game collection lives up to its name.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids will learn some trivia about different animals if they play the Laugh & Learn game (example: a giraffe can clean its ears with its extra long tongue!), but mostly the app delivers silly fun.

Ease of play

The controls are simple (tapping and swiping), but there are no instructions to tell children that they're supposed to swipe the mix and match pictures to rotate them.

Violence & scariness
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Wacky Safari is about entertainment more than learning, and delivers a heap of silly animal-themed gags with (perhaps intentionally) low-fi production values. Modes include the Wacky Phone (where kids can make "phone calls" to different animals and hear silly messages), animal-themed jokes, mix and match puzzles, and the "paw jam" (touch different parts of a paw to hear animal sounds).

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QUALITY

WACKY SAFARI certainly makes no lofty claims about boosting kids' vocabularies or honing their math skills. The app's five mini-games are loud, silly, tacky, and likely to amuse toddlers to no end while driving the grown-ups in the room crazy. Example: When kids call up the lion cub in Wacky Phone they're treated to a "voice mail" saying that he's gotten into his mom's make-up with a picture of the cub sporting colored streaks all over its face. From over-the-top voice-overs and garish graphics to strident music (that can be easily toggled on and off, thankfully), Wacky Safari certainly lives up to its name. A free ad-supported version of the app is also available.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:November 5, 2009
Category:Entertainment
Publisher:Earblast
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.1

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