Reviewed by Mary
Bamba Ice-Cream is an iPad only app by Mezmedia. In this app children can run a virtual ice-cream parlor – choosing what flavors of ice-cream and what kinds of toppings are available for sale, dishing up ice-cream treats and eating them. The flavors on offer aren’t just your typical chocolate, strawberry and vanilla though – they include some interesting choices such as Princess, Chilli or Alien ice-cream !!
The app opens to a picture of an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor, touching the door opens it, and the child enters the parlor. Once inside they choose which six (of eighteen) ice-cream flavors will be on the menu today. Choices include classics such as chocolate, vanilla, blueberry and raspberry swirl as well as some more unusual choices including anchovy, robot and princess ! Next they choose which six (of twelve) toppings will be available today – there are lots of classic toppings such as gummy bears, chocolate sprinkles or strawberry sauce as well as a mystery flavor. Then they choose to serve a cone, cup, basket, waffle or banana split. Then it is time to scoop the ice-cream and toppings onto their chosen treat. After this it is time to pay, the child can choose what to charge for the ice-cream, ring it up on the cash register then count out the correct number of coins (the purse always contains just the right number). Then comes the fun part – eating the ice-cream !!
This app does not contain any social media links, in-app purchases or third party adverts. It does contain an advert for their other app Bamba Pizza, which leads directly to the app store, I would like to see this link childproofed. I have spoken to the developer about this and they have plans to update the app so the ad appears less frequently.
The app is accompanied by lively honey-tonk piano music, and the graphics are fun, bright and colorful. I like the sense of humor that is evident with all the interesting choices of ice-cream flavors and toppings. This app is good for imaginary play, and can be used by two children at once, one can be the customer and the other can work in the ice-cream shop. It also works on fine motor skills (dragging and dropping) and counting, and above all it is fun! My children are all really enjoying playing with this app, and play well together using it (which is always a huge bonus !!) They give it a big thumbs up. This app is currently FREE and definitely worth downloading. A great app for imaginary play, highly recommended.
Bamba Ice-Cream - Kids run an Ice-Cream Shop and make their very own Candied Chocolate Waffle Sundae Coneby Mezmedia
Category: Education, Educational, Games, Role Playing
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 127.75 MB
Screenshots for iPad(Click to enlarge)
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Price: $2.99 USD
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