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MAKE A SCENE: UNDER THE SEA [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (81%)

19 Jan

Make a scene: Under the Sea is an animated sticker book released by Innivo Ltd.

Make A Scene: Under The Sea is a fun interactive game that engages children’s natural sense of creativity. It is aimed primarily at pre-school age children, but will provide hours of entertainment for children (and adults!) of all ages.

The application allow you to create an underwater scene using the animated “stickers” and backgrounds available.

As you place the sticker their name is read out allowed, then the sound effect is played and the “sticker” will go through its animation. As you continue to add to the scene, the “stickers” will animate at random times making things feel more interactive.

There are 5 backgrounds and 6 foregrounds to select from. There are over 60 stickers to use. 

The screen is uncluttered with only the top bar for adding the stickers and then three buttons at the base to allow the screen to be cleared or saved and to select a new background or foreground.

One of my minor dislikes of the other Make a Scene games is the way the sticker sizing works, with the closer the stickers are to the bottom of the screen the large they get. This application uses the same method, most stickers like OK, but some sticker do suffer from ending up the wrong scale for what you wanted. 

This app is aimed at the under fives, and as my daughter is four liked it, of course the mermaids were the most used stickers. I felt see did not enjoy it as much as other make a scenes she has used, this is probably due to lack of interest in underwater stuff.

The artwork is nice and the sound effects are also well done.

On the upside:

  • Nice artwork.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Nice sound effects.

On the downside:

  • Would be nice to resize the stickers manually, rather than based on the position on the screen.
  • Several the stickers are similar, just with different colours, but there are more stickers than normal.

Overall, this is a very good application and will keep younger kids very happy. I think your kids interest in the Underwater world will effect on if they like the title or not. If you kids like films like the Little Mermaid then you are going to be very safe buying this application.

Rating: 81%

Size: 24.4 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.49

Link: Make A Scene: Under The Sea –  Innivo Ltd

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in App - Childrens, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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