My Amazing Helpful Robots is a charming interactive storybook for toddlers and preschool-aged children which focuses on a young boy’s fantasy of building robots to help his family out with their daily chores so he can spend more fun time together.
An assortment of robots is covered, such as a machine to fix the family car, pick up after the home, or do the cooking, each with its own unique interaction which nicely imagines these tasks accomplished by a robot through the mind of a child.
This app is very bright, colorful and nicely stylized, as well as including some rather engaging, if not stimulating interactions on each page. I often recommend apps which I find relaxing and calming, and although these are not words that I would use to describe this simple story, this is an application that I have really enjoyed as the high action interactions, kinetic energy and loud effects really work within this tale to provide simulation some children may really enjoy – especially children reluctant to spend their app time with a storybook instead of a game.
Although I am not always a fan of the use of a sensitive physics engine allowing objects to bounce around the page, I enjoy how the robot parts crash together as the boy is trying to build, creating a dynamic effect that I really enjoy as I do this aspect within other pages of this application.
I also enjoy how varied the interactions are within each page, from the included puzzle found within the car building section to the fun cooking page where a robot mans the family’s grill to cook hotdogs and popcorn, or the musical elements uncovered as a robot helps out by cutting the family’s grass.
I especially love the tender motivation here as this boy would love to spend more time with his family playing in the park, fishing or painting together. This app also ends on a lovely that until robots can do all the household work, this boy must help help out around the house himself.
Although this app would not be my first choice for a story before bed, during quiet time or in public out and about, the zaniness and whimsy included among these pages will be great fun for children who enjoy stories with a lot of action and sound effects. Adults will appreciate the sentiment of the fun storybook as well as the highlighted text that children can follow as this book is read by included narration.
My Amazing Helpful Robots
Developer: Tic Tac Tiger
Released: 2012-04-20 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperMuch more than just a story book, this app will delight your kids with hours of exploration and play.
Kids will love My Amazing Helpful Robots, an interactive story filled with fun, dynamic activities and cute, colourful illustrations.
- Lots of interactive elements that encourage exploration and play.
- Throw objects around that bounce off each other and and interact with the environment.
- Narration and fun sound effects.
- Highlighting text to help early readers associate between the words they see and hear.
- Bright and colourful original illustrations.
My Amazing Helpful Robots is about a young boy using his vivid imagination to dream up amazing robots to do the chores.
"I want to build robots to help my family!" he exclaims. A robot to fix the car, another to cook the food, one to mow the lawn, and a robot to clean the house.
The story is about the importance of family and a young boy who imagines building friendly robots to help his family spend more time having fun together.
Each page of the story has different games for kids to discover and play. Dunk the cookies with grandma and feed the hungry boy. Go fishing with grandpa and catch fish in a barrel. Paint a picture with mum.
My Amazing Helpful Robots created by Michael and Phil. Both are industry professionals with combined experience of over 20 years in computer games, TV, software engineering and feature film.