Many children dream of going on adventures, but between school and other obligations there is sometimes little time and resources left to do anything else. Fortunately, you can always count on imagination to take you to faraway places. In Snot & Fluff: A Space Adventure, kids embark on an interactive journey filled with colorful planets, strange creatures, and weird objects. Along the way, they also discover the importance of friendship, courage, and helping others.
The Story of Two Unlikely Friends
Snot and Fluff are two best friends with contrasting personalities: whereas Snot is a dreamer who longs for adventures, Fluff is a homebody who enjoys baking cookies and trying out new recipes. But when Snot sets out on a space journey but forgets to tell his friend, Fluff decides to build a rocket and look for him. Thus begin their separate adventures across the galaxy, but can they find each other again?
Developed by the same team who made Amelia and the Terror of the Night, Snot and Fluff offers 45 pages of hand-drawn illustrations. Each page sports a parallax effect, where you tilt the device to reveal more of the illustration. You can also tap on the objects on screen to discover various small interactions. For example, you can tap on a piece of map in Snot’s pocket to enlarge it, or on Fluff’s cottage window to open the curtains.
In addition to the small interactions, some pages also have mini puzzles. For example, one scene requires you to collect fuel from an electric cave by performing a series of tasks. You’re also challenged to find 88 hidden stars throughout the story, which will unlock a secret page at the end of the book.
As with most interactive storybooks, the story is read aloud by a professional narrator. There is no text highlighting, but you can repeat the audio with a simple tap. If you’d like to turn off the audio, simply go to the page navigator and tap the sound icons on the bottom. The page navigator is also useful for skipping to pages you want to read and for keeping track of how many stars you have found.
Parents Need to Know
Snot & Fluff: A Space Adventure is suitable for kids aged 4-10. The story is gender neutral and will appeal to both boys and girls. It contains no violence or other inappropriate content.
The app is also safe for kids. It has no in-app purchases or third-party adverts, and can be used without an Internet connection. It’s available in 5 languages: English, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.
Things I Like
Filled with gorgeous illustrations and fun interactivity, Snot & Fluff: A Space Adventure is an entertaining romp from start to end. There is so much to see and do in the app that it’s impossible for kids to not be absorbed in reading. Each page is alive with fluorescent colors and lively details such as smoke billowing from Fluff’s kitchen.
What I like most about the book is that it’s fun for everyone, regardless of gender and age. The setting and characters are nothing like what you normally see in other stories. For example, the moon is big and furry, and the pirates are fuzzy and nice. There are also positive messages about friendship, courage, and following your dreams.
One feature I’d love to see in the app is a quiet, read-only mode without all the bells and whistles. Don’t get me wrong — all the interactivity is nice, but it’s good to have static images when you’re trying to get the kids to wind down at bedtime.
Littered with stunning illustrations and themes of friendship and adventures, Snot and Fluff: A Space Adventure is a story for kids with big imagination. It’s exuberant and silly and whimsical, which is not unlike the stories real kids might come up with. There is so much going on at all times that it’s hard to find a dull moment in the app. Overall, it’s great for ages 4 and up.
App was provided for our honest review.
About OhNoo Studios
OhNoo Studio debuted in 2012, starting from the interactive fairy for kids “Amelia and Terror of the Night”. When it comes to adult audience, the studio is known mainly for the adventure game “Tormentum – Dark Sorrow”, which has received a very positive echo worldwide, both in the games press and among players. At present, together with the animator Alek Wasilewski, the studio is working on the animated adventure game called “Tsioque”, for which they obtained funds from players via Kickstarter service.
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