TGWK’s Review – Happy Feet Two: Erik’s Adventure v1.0 (iOS)

Happy Feet Two: Erik’s Adventure is an interactive storybook app from Warner Bros. Entertainment and developed by Budge Studios. Since the storybook is based on the upcoming movie Happy Feet Two, it follows the adventures of Mumble’s son, Erik. Like Mumble before him, Erik embarks on a journey to discover his place in the world. Along the way, you’ll have to save your fellow penguins from a threat that could possibly wipe out the entire colony. Like any good storybook app, Happy Feet Two: Erik’s Adventure includes narrated text, interactive games, and visually appealing artwork.

Because this is a storybook app, there are obviously moments when all you will do is watch what is going on onscreen. Unlike other storybook apps though, there aren’t really any pages. It’s more of an interactive, short movie that is narrated to you. Each scene in the story is fully animated and each has something to do, whether it be tapping on characters to take their picture or playing interactive games to progress the story. The games are fairly easy to play and mostly revolve around either tapping on the screen or to dragging your finger across it. The games themselves are fun for children, if not a bit easy, however this just means that your kids won’t get discouraged while going through it and giving up. This is the case with most Budge Studios games where the emphasis is progression and simplicity.

Happy Feet Two: Erik’s Adventure is a good storybook app for children who are fans of the Happy Feet movies. This is one of the better storybook apps as it features narration, animations, and interactivity. It’s also fairly long when compared to other storybooks. The only negative, and this is the case with all storybook apps, is that once you go through it a few times, you’re pretty much never really going to go through it again unless your kids are a huge fan of it. Some of the activities in this app are also very repetitive, but then again, kids don’t seem to mind the repetitive nature of these apps.

Happy Feet Two: Erik’s Adventure is available now in the App Store for $2.99. It is a universal app and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Description

Tap to the beat in this thumb-tapping, beat-bopping music and game-filled storybook adventure!

When Mumble’s son, Erik, embarks on a journey to find his place in the world, he confronts a threat and must save his penguin colony from extinction. Along the way, he learns the importance of love, family, determination, and teamwork…and finds his “Heart Song.”

Happy Feet Two: Erik’s Adventure goes beyond the feature film and creates a fun and exciting interactive experience that young children will enjoy playing, reading, and listening along with!

FEATURES:

PLAY WITH YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS!
Dance with Ramon, slide with Mumble and fly with Erik using the touch screen.

FUN & CHALLENGING MINI-GAMES!
Exciting games that move the story forward and increase in difficulty, with a Fish Counter that keeps track of your score.

ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM HAPPY FEET TWO: THE VIDEOGAME!
Get into the penguin groove with songs from three-time GRAMMY® award winning band Ozomatli!

TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR ADVENTURE!
Capture fun-filled story moments and save them to the Photo Journal.

ENGAGING ADVENTURE WITH STUNNING VISUALS!
A more in-depth storyline than other storybooks and brought to life with fully animated real-time 3D characters and environments.

[via App Store]

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