Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe

Common Sense Media says

Fun story loaded with extras, plus a racing game from film.






What parents need to know

Ease of play

Readers can flip through the book easily, but the racing portion of the app takes more fine motor skills to master and may not interest young kids.

Violence & scariness

Ralph smashes Vanelope's car, making her cry.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

The app is a tie-in to (and marketing vehicle for) the Disney movie, featuring prominent characters. Kids will likely ask to see the film after playing.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe is a dual-function app, offering both a storybook of the popular film as well as a racing game, where players can compete in the Sugar Rush race shown in the film and book. There's no real violence to speak of and the only thing for parents to watch out for is the commercial aspect of the app.  

What kids can learn


Language & Reading

  • reading
  • storytelling

Engagement, Approach, Support


Learning Approach


What kids can learn


Language & Reading

  • reading
  • storytelling

Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

Kids can flip through a storybook version of Wreck-It Ralph, getting a summarized version of the film's plot. Kids who explore the pages are rewarded with audio clips from the film, occasional short scenes, and other fun extras. The app also lets players design their own Sugar Rush race car and race it in a driving game, which has them steer their car using their phone or tablet's gyroscope. Running over pieces of candy offers racers power-ups.

Is it any good?


Blending a storybook app with a racing game is an unusual step, but since the story and the race are so intertwined in the Wreck-It Ralph movie, it's something that makes sense for Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe. Both elements work fine on their own, but could go further.

The gaming aspects are just so-so and feel a bit tacked on. Controls are basic, but a bit muddy, although the game is still fairly easy to win. The story is loaded with extras, though, which will keep kids entertained. The lack of highlighting words and a function letting parents record their own voice is noticeable, though. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:November 1, 2012
Size:262.00 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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