Birthday parties are exceptionally fun when you’re a kid. Now with Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Party app, it is possible to feel like it’s your birthday all year long.
The app is the latest in Cupcake Digital’s Yo Gabba Gabba! lineup. This time, kids join the Gabba friends as they throw a super fun party for Brobee’s fourth birthday.
It’s Party Time
Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Party offers six mini games designed to help kids practice early learning skills such as memory, color, counting, and fine motor skills. The games are played in random order, and kids can play every game with the Gabba pal they like. Just tap on his or her picture to start.
Going along with the theme, the games all have something to do with preparing a birthday party. For example, one game will have kids tapping on birthday presents to find matching gifts. In another, they connect as many balloons as they can (similar to Candy Crush Saga) to get the high score. Other games involve tilting the screen to catch falling plates, swinging a piñata, hide and seek, and balancing birthday cakes.
Once kids have played all the game, they help Brobee share his birthday cake with all his friends. Also included in the app is a music video (featuring the Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Song) and a set of coloring pages.
Parents Need to Know
Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Party is easy to use and does not require any reading skills. Tutorials and audio instructions are available to let kids know how to play.
The app does not require an Internet connection. It contains no ads, no in-app purchases, and no links to social media. It is available now as a universal app on the App Store. Please note that it is currently available only in English.
Things I Like
Yo Gabba Gabba! Birthday Party technically only offers six types of games, but I like that you can play every game with your favorite character. It gives the app a sense of variety and for me, extends its shelf. Throw in some coloring pages and a music video, and you get an app that will entertain your child for a while.
Overall, the app is well-designed and executed. I noticed that newer Cupcake Digital apps all have interactive loading screens to keep kids occupied while waiting for the games to load. The mini activity in this app is popping party balloons, which is appropriate for the birthday theme.
Offers fun mini games themed around a birthday party. Kids get to play while practicing early learning skills such as memory, color, counting, and fine motor skills. A music video and coloring pages complete the activity set. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
App was provided for our honest review.