Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Transformers Rescue Bots: Dino Island iOS app review

What it is

Transformers Rescue Bots: Dino Island is a new iOS storybook app featuring the Transformers Rescue Bots in a brand new adventure that requires them to transform into dinosaurs!

Who made it
Hasbro and PlayDate Digital, creators of many great apps featuring favorite kid characters like Transformers, My Little Ponies, and more.

Our impressions

My 5.5 year old is very impressed with this app. He played it 4 times the first day we downloaded it! He says that his favorite parts are the game parts where you destroy the droids with your powers and when you try to break Optimus Prime out with your powers. 
If he could change one thing about this app, he would add another game where you can find out more about Optimus Prime as a dino bot.

We both had fun with dino cam

As a mom I appreciate that the Transformers characters are bright and colorful in this rendition and that  the violence is cartoony and very mild. I'm not opposed to a little good vs evil battle action, but I prefer not to have him play games that feature cruelty or gore, so I was glad this app didn't. Mostly it was shooting water or lasers at robots or landslides.

There was only one time that a human character was arguably harmed, and he was basically pushed or thrown and there was no blood or gore. 

It took my son about 10-15 minutes to read through the entire story each time on "read to me" mode. 

Characters kids love
Encourages reading

Tiny bit of violence

Get it
You can download Transformers Rescue Bots: Dino Island from the App Store now!

I received a free download code for this app for review purposes. I received no other compensation for this review.

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