Since my recent surprise gift of an IPhone 4S from Santa, aka The hubbs, I've been searching for Apps. "Searching" is really a loose way to describe what I've been doing. I'm obsessed! Upon receiving and setting up the phone I immediately began texting friends to see what they had for Apps, what their favs were and which ones they would recommend. And of course I had to down load some apps for the kid. When I had a blackberry I had your token "kid" apps to keep the kids from freaking out while in the line at the grocery store. Seriously, who among us hasn't chosen THAT line at Wal-Mart.
So, when I was given the opportunity to review a kid's game app I took it! I reviewed Max's Mole Mash. I love the show Max and Ruby. It so cute, and that snarky big sis, Ruby, is just the most hysterical. Finding good kids shows is really hard these days, so I'm happy to have Nick Jr. around and hope I can keep my five year old entertained with that for as long as possible. Here's a little bit about the game:
Entertain your child for hours and hours with hilarious game play as they help Max mash moles before Grandma gets home. Tap the screen every time a mole appears and watch as they quickly disappear back into their holes. Mash all the moles before time runs out to win!
•Select from 8 Max & Ruby themed mole mash machines.
•Play in Arcade or Puzzle mode.
•Enjoy an unlimited number of levels to play and mash.
•Unlock a mini version of the racing game, Speedy Max.
•Collect 8 Max & Ruby Wallpapers.
Both of my kids enjoy this game. I only showed them once what to do and they were easily able to navigate playing the game and also navigating between the games. My five year old is probably on the last stretch of being interested because it can be a slow moving game, but the levels do increase with difficulty. I think that this game is perfect to about 3-4 years of age, but kids a little younger and a little older could still enjoy it for sure. The designs and sounds are straight out of the show, so if you have little Max and Ruby fans this game is perfect for you. I can trust that my children are playing some safe for them. Max's Mole Mash encourages hand eye coordination and recognition of colors and, in my children, patience! At first they just wanted to mash everything that came into view, but then they were happy to inform each other which ones to hit and which ones to not. Needless to say, when mommy is feeding Phillip and they are fighting and nit picking and disciplining them is just not within my realm of reasonableness, this is the perfect key! When mommy and daddy were silly enough to go to the grocery store and it took a little bit longer than we thought and ran into pre-dinner melt down time, this game saves the day!!
I definitely give this game 4 Stars!