iPad App Review - Hansel and Gretel: Lost

~ Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM ~

I received an email pitch to review this app and to be honest, when I saw the title of the app, I was thinking 'Should I let my boy read this?' You see, I've been hesitating in telling him this story as I feared he might be scared at the witch and all but surprisingly the storyline in this app is really good and I'm glad I got this app for review!

It's so good that I have the nerve to even asked the sponsor to provide more codes so that I can pass it on to other bloggers who follow my Facebook page in case they want to review the app as well. Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Hansel and Gretel: Lost
* Price: $3.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Oct 05, 2012
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 241 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: PB&J Publishing
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Experience this classic fairy tale in 21 fully-interactive scenes, complete with music, narration and gorgeous illustration."

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and there are animations popping out here and there that surprises you!

* There are some pages which got Ben's attention and reactions such as the pages shown below:

~ Gretel waking Hansel up by bouncing on his bed, setting on the alarm clock and even pulling back the curtains. The moment I pulled out the curtain and the room is brightly lit and Hansel said 'It is bright!', my boy smiled cheekily as these are the same words my boy said to me when I did the same! It is from this moment I can tell my boy is hooked with this app as he can relate himself to Hansel in this situation.

~ I explained to my boy the rationale of Hansel and Gretel dropping the bread crumbs just so he knows actually we should not waste food and drop bread crumbs like the characters. I told my boy that in this story, they have to do that so they can find their way back home by following back their bread crumbs' trails.

~ My boy totally had fun dropping the candies and treats to Hansel and Gretel and watching them gobble up the treats. Initially I was wondering whether the whole house can be taken out as well but luckily not hahaha...

~ Our favorite page has got to be where Gretel gets to kick a$$, I mean kicks the witch's bottom, sending her off to the oven! What you do is help swing Gretel so she can get enough momentum to deliver a mighty swift kick to the witch's bottom hahaha... 

* To be honest, I am really really glad there's no animation to burn the witch in the oven as that will be very horrifying and something I will have difficulty in explaining to my child. So kudos to the developer for keeping this app kid-friendly and considering the pshychological impact as well.

* In summary, this is an awesome app, one that brings us back to memories of fairy tale and yet not being violent compared to the actual story. An app that I did not regret reviewing and will totally go through it again and again with my boy!

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You can purchase the "Hansel and Gretel: Lost" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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Comments (2) -

Nur Yanny

By winning this interactive apps, will add on to my 'homeschooling' teaching tool or material.."Your reviews has enticed me to have this app". Can't wait to show it to my son.

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