Create a lovable monster with just a few taps on your nabi tablet. There is bound to be a new friend hiding in the bubbly pit of green slime.
★★★★☆ REVIEW: Looking for a fun and creative app to keep your little one occupied while your both waiting in line at the grocery store? Sago Mini Monsters delivers with a cute toddler friendly experience providing an assortment of simple interactions with a variety of good-natured monsters.
Once a child has chosen a monster and colored it to their liking, the monster comes to life with horns, eyes and a mouth. From there the child can tease or feed the monster with a variety of treats, until it is full. While there are no time limits to this interaction, the monsters will only eat three items before it's time to brush their teeth. After cleaning their chompers, it's time to accessorize and pose for a photo shoot.
Photo saved to Gallery
When playing this app on our nabi Jr and nabi 2 tablets, the kids and I definitely noticed a fairly significant lag when launching, but once loaded everything ran smoothly, so there should be no frustrations from the little ones. Also the "For Parents" link doesn't work on the nabi Jr tablet, but I believe this is the nabi Mode OS preventing the pop-up from launching, as it does on the nabi 2 tablet. Either way, the link simply takes parents to a letter from the developer about the app.
If you notice similarities between this app from Sago Sago (Toronto) and our family favorite developer Toca Boca (San Francisco/Stockholm), there is a good reason. No they haven't copied each others styles, the fact is they are sister studios that are part of the family-owned Swedish Bonnier Group, a media company that has been in business since 1804. Yes that year begins with an 18, it's not a typo. Family-owned to me means that the company has values that steer it, not stockholders. Having been in business for so long those values seem to have been filtered down to their digital media content with the following guiding principals.
Mastery. Our apps can be enjoyed by even very young children with little or no
assistance, fostering a sense of accomplishment.
Ownership. Our apps provide a unique outcome or experience through the
participation of our users.
Beauty. Our apps feature beautiful, original artwork, animation and sound.
Humour. Our apps make kids smile.
This app definitely encompasses these, especially Mastery and Humor. Monsters and five other apps from Sago Sago are available exclusively through the Amazon Appstore for Android devices.
• Open-ended play experience perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
• Encourages role playing and empathy.
• Create a monster, feed it, brush its teeth and decorate it. Snap a photo to save.
HOW TO PLAY:
• The app starts with a random monster peaking out of the slime. Tap 3 times or drag the shape up out of the goo to have the full body emerge. Swipe down on the monster, in order to have another random monster appear.
• Select one of the five colors available on the palette and begin drawing with a finger or stylus. With multi-touch supported, try drawing with a friend or using both hands.
• While coloring, simply shake the tablet a couple of times to wash off your monster and start fresh.
• Tap the check mark in the top right corner to bring your monster to life. At anytime tap and drag an eye, horn or the mouth off your monster and watch as a replacement sprouts.
• Grab the food floating in the slime and feed your monster or toss it aside.
• Once your monster has a full tummy, be sure to brush its teeth until they sparkle.
• Decorate your monster with a variety of accessories and stickers. If you are looking for something different, fling the item off to the side and others will appear. Try shaking your tablet again to watch the accessories fly off.
• Snap a photo of your monster by tapping the camera button. The image will be available for viewing and sharing in the Gallery app on your nabi tablet.
• Snap a photo of your monster by tapping the camera button. The image will be available for viewing in the Gallery app on your nabi tablet. The image can be shared from the Gallery app, while in Parent Mode. NOTE: Your monster will disappear after taking a photo or tapping the check mark in the top right corner, enabling for a new creation to bubble up.
WHAT'S NEW: • Minor updates.