Gorilla Band 3D story book with music
iPhone eBook Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
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Gorilla Band 3D story book with music, from Wasabi Productions, is a great little storybook app that just hit the shelves last week. The app has great touch of functionality and is a great find for younger users.
Storybook apps this seamless are rare, and Wasabi, the maker of this app, has gotten something together that’s both user friendly and quite entertaining for both parent and kids alike.
The app is pretty straightforward, and presents you with two options right off the bat. Either ‘Read to Me’ or ‘Read Myself’. Choose which one you prefer, according to your setting, and move forward into the storyline of the app. ‘Read Myself’ is obviously a more interactive option, and allows you to move at your own pace while viewing the app.
Touch the gorillas in the trees to have them drop down and join the band, and grow your band from a single member to a full-fledged ensemble! Additionally, from any page you can jump home, change settings, read hints or easily paginate to wherever you want to go.
Younger audiences will be able to easily repeat the storyline in small segments or the entire story again and again. The app definitely retains its value well with a younger audience and let’s them prolong the experience, and repeat parts they may be particularly fond of, as long as they like.
Concept and Functionality:
Concept and functionality here are pretty stellar. Unless you have a gripe with gorillas or really hate music (probably not the app for you in the first place) then you’ll love the storyline and find that the functionality of the app is really quite simple.
There is an in-app game function that allows you to match musicians and their instruments, and the right language and rhyming storyline to keep the reader engaged. The graphics are awesome, and the app provides a full range of background forest noises to properly set the scene. Each scene runs fluidly into the next, and Wasabi definitely captures the childhood storybook sentiment successfully within the app.
With the app priced at $3.99 it seems a little hefty for the amount of options that the app provides. However, if your child, or children, are like most kids and like repetition this can certainly be a worthwhile addition to your iPhone/iPad eBook library.
We would love to see more in-app options. Perhaps gorilla customization or a few more games? These small adjustments could go a long way by adding hours and hours of entertainment value to the app. Instead, a seasoned app veteran can run through the full functionality of the app in a few minutes or less.
For a childhood storybook collector however, the app might just be a must have. The graphics are great and the sounds are sharp and full. All in all this app is an easy recommendation.
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Gorilla Band 3D story book with music is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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