Toca Mini is an app created by Toca Boca AB. It costs an outrageous $2.99 and is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Gameplay (or maybe Functionality):

I have no idea if this is an app or game. It doesn’t feel like either. Toca Mini is listed as an education app, but I see nothing that suggests it’s educational.

In this app you simply drag different eye, mouth, nose and eyebrow designs onto a white body. You (or your children) can then turn this white body into an angry vampire, happy spaceman, etc, depending on how you decorate it.

If you drag a happy mouth onto the body, or “Toca,” then it will joyfully laugh or make some happy sound. If you drag an angry mouth, then it will growl or be grumpy.

Toca Mini

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

The Good:

Toca Mini is rated 4 stars on average by 63 users. One user says “I am twelve years old [and] love this app. I love all toca boca apps and it keeps my little cousins entertained when they came over to my house they can’t get enough of your apps I even play these apps. When I first got a toca boca it was originally just for my little cousin but I started playing it with her and I couldn’t stop playing it! Now I have toca hair salon, toca tailor, toca hair salon 2, toca builders, sago sago dug builder, and now this one! I love it so much!” (Unkownninja)

Yeah… Thanks for that beautiful review that hails Toca Boca as the best game developing team around. I don’t know what’s more suspicious, that this reviewer spends so much money on these apps, or that he spends so much time on them.

If you have a kid, and their cousins come over to play, you better make sure they draw or go outside or do something entertaining. If Toca Mini was free, I wouldn’t really mind kids playing tit. But for $2.99, it’s just a rip-off.

The Bad:

While using this app I would select colors for each part of the blank body, and the parts would not change colors.


Don’t even bother with this app.

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store