App Reviews

age 8+
LEARNING
Build your own Bikini Bottom, but beware in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 16+
LEARNING
Gory, maddening surgery sim for would-be surgeons.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
csm_app
age 11+
LEARNING
Easier but less interesting than most flight-simulator apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 15+
LEARNING
Distasteful app glorifies violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
age 9+
LEARNING
Speedy cafe sim may be too much work for Hello Kitty fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 8+
LEARNING
Big-top sim enjoyable but slow unless you spend real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
csm_app
age 14+
LEARNING
Aim is to kill off humans with disease in slow, passive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Kitchen time-management sim an engaging time-killer.
Devices: Android
(2011)
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Entertaining sim experience requires patience -- or cash.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
age 13+
LEARNING
Run-of-the-mill zoo sim puts heavy emphasis on purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
csm_app
age 6+
LEARNING
Cute, fun slingshot-style puzzle with great replay value.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
age 5+
LEARNING
Fun food stacking game gets kids giggling.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)