An App For The Moshi Mad.
If you have children between 6-12 years of age, you’ll probably recognise these characters and the accompanying logo. If you haven’t caught the advert on TV, you may have seen magazines, toys or cards for sale in your local newsagents and supermarkets.
Moshi Monsters is an online game, supposedly aimed at the 7+ age group. However my 4 and 6 year olds love it as well, and enjoy playing alongside their older sisters. They do struggle to solve the puzzles that need completing in order to earn the Rox used as currency in Monstro City. Luckily, DDs 1 and 2 are always happy to help the little ones out here. I tried once and failed big time!
My children enjoy feeding their monsters and decorating their rooms, but make very little use of the social networking aspect of this game. We keep a close eye on their noticeboards and make sure they don’t talk to strangers. We also monitor their notes to their friends as I’ve heard a few stories of bullying going on unnoticed by parents. I often think it’s a pity that parents don’t have the option to simply switch off this facility for MM, a lot of parents would prefer to not have to worry about it.
However, the thing my kids simply love about Moshi Monsters are the Moshlings. These cute, funny little creatures have really captured their imagination. Moshlings are little pets that your child’s Monster can ‘find’ by growing the right combination of flowers. Some are harder to catch than others but there is a little chart in the game that tells you what flowers will yield which Moshling.
There are over 60 Moshlings available as from June 2012, but this number is increasing all the time. My children are obsessed with knowing what they look like, their names, their stories and which combination of flowers will attract them.
My kids have bought right into the idea of the Moshling trading cards, the little Moshling figurines and now the Moshling App.
The Moshling App is available on iTunes and although it doesn’t contain any information that you can’t find on the MM site itself, the kids have really enjoyed this game. Not only does it give you all the Moshling facts at your fingertips, but it allows you to customise each Moshling with different eyes, mouths, hair and other accessories. For reasons unknown to me, my children have spent all weekend making every male Moshlings look like female and vice versa. Apparently this is the most hilarious thing since…well I don’t know what. It’s kept my children amused anyhow.
This is a nice, high quality App which will be appreciated by all Moshi Monster fans, especially the younger ones. It only costs 69p, so is less than a magazine or pack of trading cards and will undoubtedly buy you a peaceful hour or so, especially if you have more than one Moshi Mad child in your family.
I was given this App for the purpose of writing this review, but the opinions expressed are all my own.