App Reviews

Raise the Village App Poster Image
age 10+
Sim raises funds for Ugandans, but as a game is only so-so.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Animotion App Poster Image
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age 8+
Free, mediocre animation tool lacks features, instructions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
The Civil War Today App Poster Image
age 11+
Fascinating daily newspaper of events from 150 years ago.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
SimplePhysics App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fascinating but overly challenging building-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
Hop on Drums App Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so music game pushes movie; targets slightly older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
iCarly: Sam's Remote App Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens get real-life laugh track, with a bit too much sass.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Mystic Emporium App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Quick reflexes needed for magic shop time-management sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Knock-Knock! App Poster Image
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age 8+
Ads mar free version of simple, mostly harmless joke app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Bord App Poster Image
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age 4+
LEARNING
Nearly flawless chalkboard app with some clever surprises.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
1500+ Jokes! (Free) App Poster Image
age 16+
Large collection of interesting facts and tasteless humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
BallFallDown Deluxe App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Incredible construction toy for open-ended play.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
Tongue Twisters! App Poster Image
age 7+
A shake-to-scroll tongue twister list, and nothing more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
shakejoke App Poster Image
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age 15+
Some gags may be funny, but few are appropriate for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Strange Rain App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
Unique experiment in storytelling with serious themes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Zombie Cafe App Poster Image
csm_app
age 13+
Goofy-gory diner sim moves slowly unless you pay up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz App Poster Image
age 8+
Make art and plenty of noise with letters of the alphabet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Farm Story App Poster Image
csm_app
age 10+
Farm sim has sneaky advertising and ways to make you spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
My Little Baby App Poster Image
csm_app
age 7+
Cute but somewhat slow-moving childcare simulator.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Virtual City App Poster Image
csm_app
age 10+
LEARNING
Robust building sim doesn't get bogged down in details.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
Graffiti Spray Can HD App Poster Image
age 13+
Lots of creative options, some ads, and an iffy link or two.
Devices: iPad
(2011)

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