Puggy the Monster: iPhone Written App Review
If you’re in the market for a new friend that packs quite a bite, the new Puggy the Monster iPhone app from MegaCubic Entertainment is just the ticket. Kids are going to love the colorful, toothy ways of this ticklish character.
Puggy the Monster features one super cute monster, and his sizable maw, in an interactive 3D environment. In addition to being responsive, and pretty darn cute, Puggy is there to play games with you. Think you have fast reflexes? Test your reaction time in a game akin to sticking your hand in an alligator’s mouth. Think Puggy needs a laugh? Tap the feather duster and you’ll have him rolling on the ground in giggles in no time.
There’s also a cool custom color light bulb feeding feature that has a surprising effect on Puggy, and a kooky weather display that leaves the whole app electrified. If you catch a scene that’s particularly endearing, there’s a screen capture button in the app so you can remember your moment with Puggy forever.
Puggy the Monster is one of those standalone character apps. We’ve seen the sort before, although usually they include a speak and repeat feature, which is not the case here. Thank goodness the price is right. It’s the kind of apps little kids are going to love. After all, Puggy’s an awfully cute little fella, and the finger biting game is actually fun.
Layout & Design:
Since Puggy the Monster touts its 3D environment in the app description, I kind of expected it to be more interactive. Unfortunately you cannot scroll through the scene, or rotate Puggy to see what’s behind him. So, while the graphics are cute and definitely three-dimensional, the effect is a bit lost.
Puggy himself is a confusing looking monster. Depending on the angle you inspect him from he almost appears to have two sets of eyes. It’s all a bit confusing, but the kids seem to love it. Who are we to argue with the pros?
Puggy the Monster is entirely free to download and play. There are no gimmicks or catches, just straight up fun. And an advertisement bar, naturally. Fortunately the ads are small, tucked at the top of the app, and once you’re into the game you’ll barely notice them.
We think Puggy the Monster is a good app for kids, as long as they don’t have a habit of clicking on advertisements. Otherwise it’s a bit simple for our taste.
Puggy the Monster iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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