Wreck it Ralph Deluxe Storybook by Disney Digital Books – Review

Wreck it Ralph Storybook Deluxe is a universal app from Disney Digital Books, based on the Disney Studios movie of the same name. The app contains two parts – an interactive storybook and a racing game.

The story is set in a 1980’s style video game arcade – Ralph is one of the stars of the stars of Fix It Felix. After 30 years of being the bad guy and wrecking everything Ralph is tired of it and desperately wants to win a medal like Felix. Ralph so leaves his game at night and enters other games in the arcade in an attempt to earn a medal. After entering the Sugar Rush game he meets a girl Vanellope, who really wants to be a racer, and steals Ralph’s precious medal to use as her race entry. Ralph has also, unwittingly, unleashed a Cybug into the Sugar Rush game. Can he save the day and be a real hero? Read the story to find out!

The storybook has read-to-me and read-by-myself options, there is no word highlighting as it is read. The music and sound effects can be switched of independent of the narration. There is also an option to record your own narration.

The book also has interactive elements that are triggered by touching characters or objects. On some pages the characters or objects may say something and/or move and other pages include video clips from the movie. The storybook has enough pages to include most of the key points of the movie and kids love the interactivity of the app. On many pages Vanellope peeks around the corners of the page and if the user touches her she pops out and says a line from the movie. Because many of the pages have great animations the few that didn’t left the kiddos feeling a little disappointed.

The racing game has two parts: bake: where you make your own racing kart, and race: where you race against other karts. In the bake section the child chooses from four different Karts, then customizes it with their own wheels, spoiler, icing and toppings. The kids would like to load up the cart with icing and treats but this capability is limited. Once they have baked their kart the player can race it on one of three racetracks and choose from three difficulty levels. This section is lots of fun, although even the easy race can be difficult for younger players.

Wreck it Ralph Storybook Deluxe is a storybook app with additional features, and does a great job as this type of app. This app is relatively pricey at $6.99, but it is really two apps in one, adding the play feature really adds to the storybook app. . Kids (of all ages) love this app! This is an app that encourages my kids to talk and giggle away. A great app for fun, and many language goals that keeps the kiddos coming back!

Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe
by Disney
Category: Entertainment, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4, iPadMini, iPad 2 WiFI, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad WiFi, iPhone6, iPhone5c, iPhone5, iPadThirdGen, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPhone6Plus, iPad 3G, iPadMini4G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone5s, iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen4G
Size: 320.15 MB
$2.99USD