Mike and Sully will soon return in Monster’s University, a prequel to Disney’s über-successful movie Monster’s Inc. In preparation for the movies’ release the developers at Disney Interactive have just released Monster’s University Storybook Deluxe, a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that is certain to be a hit with kids who are anticipating the film’s release.
As it begins, the story draws the reader in, inviting her to create an ID -– just like at a real college! Kids can also return later to create additional IDs for their siblings, friends, or even their stuffed animals. The reader can also decorate her face with monster stickers if she likes. Next, it’s time to choose a major: scaring, computer science or philosophy? You decide.
After creating the ID, the reader arrives at the main screen where she has a choice to read or play. At this point she can also visit the settings to turn off the sound or music, or change the language from English to one of 5 other options.
The story introduces us to Mike, whose dream is to enter “the best scaring program in the world” at Monster’s University. As the story of how Mike and Sully became BFFs unfolds, the reader receives gentle prompts to investigate the app’s hot spots.
Upon opening the game section, the player chooses a monster as her avatar. The five games are variations on a theme. To earn a passing grade the player must use tilt controls to avoid obstacles. Players earn rewards for successfully completing each game.
Despite all the fun kids will have reading and playing with this app, there are a few drawbacks. There were glitches in the ID-creation section. The app froze if I tried to use a photo from the camera roll or if I took a picture, then didn’t accept it for the ID and wanted to try again. The story section lacks word highlighting. Additionally, the app includes advertising in the settings section that takes the reader directly to the app store.
In summary, Monster’s University interactive is a fun, colorful companion to its namesake Disney movie. Mike and Sully fans of all ages will love this deluxe storybook app, which user humor to champion the power of friendship. Hopefully, the developer can address the glitches in the ID-creation section in an update.
If you would like to buy this app please use this link Monsters University Storybook Deluxe – Disney
Category: Productivity, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPad WiFi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone 4, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 2 3G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPodTouchSixthGen
Size: 6.23 MB