Kids love robots and parties. Naturally, the two combined would be the ultimate kids’ dream. And it’s a dream that parents can grant, thanks to Sago Mini Robot Party.
It’s the newest addition to the Sago Mini lineup, from Toronto-based development team Sago Sago. As you might have guessed from the app’s name, Robot Party lets kids build their own robots and have fun with them.
It's Party Time
In Sago Mini Robot Party, each robot begins with a body. Kids can select the shape and color they like before completing it with hands, feet, and a head. They can also pick out a costume for the robot, if they want. Between sailor suits and bunny slippers and boxing gloves, there are 58 billion robot combinations possible.
After powering up the robot, it is officially party hour at the factory lineup. First up is the cupcake station, where kids get to frost, sprinkle, or smash cupcakes to their heart’s content. Then, dance time begins as they tap to play four random musical instruments. At the piñata station, they can strike piñatas to get the goodies and tap buttons to release confetti and balloons.
Finally, it’s time to ready the robot for shipment. Kids first take a picture of their creation, which can be also be saved to Camera Roll, before packing it up.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the app might request access to the device’s Camera Roll in order to save pictures of the robot creation. You can revoke this access anytime by going to the device’s Settings > Robot Party and turning off the Photos access.
As always, Sago Mini apps are playable without an Internet connection. They are also safe and kid-friendly, and contains no in-app purchases or third-party advertising.
Things I Like
Sago Mini Robot Party is the first app I remember to give out rewards; kids earn a new robot part or clothing item for every robot shipped. It’s curious because previous apps always had all the items available from the beginning. That said, this design does feel natural and makes for a nice incentive for kids to play more often.
Fans of Sago Mini would be familiar with the developer’s habit of sneaking in easter eggs in their apps. Robot Party is no exception; I was quite surprised that one of the costumes look similar to Woody’s cowboy outfit in Toy Story. Another neat detail is how the music-making section often has non-conventional instruments such as toy frogs and rubber ducks.
The fun always continues in Sago Mini Robot Party, an open-ended app where kids build all sorts of silly robots and play with them in a factory-like lineup. Created for small children, it features giggle-inducing activities such as smashing cupcakes and breaking piñatas. It’s also not geared towards any gender, meaning boys and girls can enjoy playing the app together.
App was provided for our honest review.
About Sago Sago
Sago Sago is a team of designers and developers who create apps that children love and parents trust. They build on kids’ natural sense of wonder, creativity and curiosity to create apps that are positive and fun. You should also check out their other apps that we’ve reviewed:
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