Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Developer: Toca Boca AB
What is it with little girls and wanting to design clothes? I know that my daughter will always take the time to try out a new game that will let her design clothes. So how does Toca Tailor Fairy Tales measure up to the multitude of competition in this genre? One big thing this game has going for it is the developer Toca Boca have been making kids games for age son the iOS and they certainly know what they are doing.
I think that the game has a very basic look to it, but this clearly is the design of the game. It has a fairy setting. I made the mistake of asking my daughter if one of the fairies was supposed to be Tinkerbelle and I was greeted with a look of disgust and a very aggressive no. Anyway the game while it will not win any awards for its graphics more than gets the job done. Everything is pleasant enough and I guess if your a little girl the fairy theme is pretty cool.
So what exactly do you have to do in this game? Well it on paper is quite simple you have two fairies who you can make an outfit for. But that actually I feel is doing the game a huge disservice while yes that is the aim of the game. The amount of different clothing and patterns that you can chose is quite staggering. I know that it kept my daughter busy for a very long time.
You kind of have three stages of design. First of all you need to pick what clothes that you want them to have. Once this has been decided you then get to work on the pattern and design. Then it is onto to giving them some cool accessories like hats and other things like that.
In all Toca Tailor Fairy Tales is a great game for kids who like to design clothes. Its very easy to use not once was I asked to help my daughter out she was able to play the game all by her self. One thing I have noticed about games like this though is that they seem to have a very short life span. So yes while you can create many different outfits I know from my experience as a parent that as soon as the next game like this comes along this one will be ignored.
Still do not let that put you off downloading it. After all the app is free, but you will need to pay to unlock some items, but there is more than enough fun to be had in the free version.