Lego App4+ a cute Lego game for young children
Mar 16, 2012 12:45 PM –
LEGO App4+ is a brilliantly cute Lego game for kids. Unlike the pretty sub-standard Lego Creationary, Lego 4+ is aimed at a slightly lower age group and actually does a great job at engaging playschool/kindergarten kids. It’s brightly coloured, easy to play and lots of fun. If you have little kids (and trust them with your Android!) this is a great freebie game that will entertain them for some time.
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Bright colours!
- Easy for kids to play!
- Various levels and items to unlock!
- Different modes of play!
- Kids might quickly grow out of this, and it’s certainly not a kind of nostalgic retro game adults can enjoy. Kids over 7 or 8 will bore very quickly I’d imagine.
- Occasional force close errors.
Lego has won countless awards over the years and has been a perennially favourite toy for a couple of generations now. The Lego company recently started a foray into the Android Marketplace and have added a few cute little apps aimed at promoting their brand. Notably, we reviewed Lego Creationary a short while ago. At only 3 stars it was far from impressive, but I noticed Lego 4+ in Google Play recently and, having children a little over that age myself, thought it was worth a look.
I’m pleased I did too. While it’s certainly aimed at children aged 4, 5, 6 and maybe 7, it’s sweetly entertaining and easy to play. The game offers very bright and interactive colours, at least 3 modes of play and is very intuitive for little ones. Firstly young players have to create a vehicle; chassis, wheels, front cabin and back section. Once their creative instincts have managed this, they then have to move the vehicle along a bumpy track collecting Lego coins to unlock extra parts. They can also add legs instead of wheels and helicopter blades to fly!
The controls are simply buttons to jump, move and fly- perfect for little ones to grasp and play. There is also another mode where young gamers have to add pieces of Lego to a black-out space. This jigsaw style mode intercedes each track level and the items that are made here appear in the background of the next track.Your child gradually unlocks different vehicle types and it’s pretty rewarding for them to try out different trucks. It’s certainly not rocket science and I would suggest older children will get bored relatively quickly, but I still think for 4-6 year old’s it’s a real winner. I have a 6 year old and she really enjoys playing with it and unlocking new parts.
Lego 4+ – Homescreen
Lego 4+ – Funky little legs!
Lego 4+ – Various landscapes and tracks
Lego 4+ – Build your vehicle
Lego 4+ – End of level
Lego 4+ – Level complete animation
If you’re under 7 this is awesome. Lots of colour and interactive features and modes. There’s also quite a few items and truck types to unlock so plenty to keep children entertained for a prolonged period.
For little ones I certainly think so. My youngest asks to go on this all the time. She does’t like putting it down and when I need my phone back she gets a little grumpy. Translated, I think it’s pretty addictive for kids!
The graphics are very smooth and in bright bold colours. The animations are slickly represented and the whole game is dripping in quality. The various controls are clearly shown and it’s easy for kids to play with.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The sound is quite diverse. There is a neat little music track in the background and there are other sounds such as police siren, bouncing, cheering and notifications when you (ahem, your child) collects coins. This makes the game all the more immersive and fun for the youngsters.
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