What's better than a good song, you say? How about ten good songs performed by friendly monsters? Listen to them all in the Stage Fright app!
Unique Monsters with Original Songs
Stage Fright is an open-ended experience in which kids become a judge for a monster singing competition. When the app begins they can choose from the 10 unique monsters and watch them perform on stage. While the monster sings kids can tap various things on screen to discover surprises. After the performance has ended they decide whether they like the song or not, but there are no real losers: the monster simply receives a light prank which they take on with a positive remark.
One thing that stands out is that each monster has a unique appearance and theme. For example, one monster constantly spits fire and sings about how eating lots of ice cream can help her fiery breath. As she performs kids can tap to shoot ice cream and move her to catch the scoops as they fall. The other monsters are just as interesting with songs about being too tall, hungry, colorful, and many other things.
Parents Need to Know
Stage Fright is a paid app ($0.99) but it's important to note that only the first three monsters are included with the initial download. You will need to make a one-time in-app purchase to unlock the remaining seven monsters. At the time of review, the in-app purchase costs $2.99. The app has no third-party ads.
If you can't get enough of the songs in the app, you can buy the Stage Fright album on iTunes. The album contains the full studio version of each song in the app plus the Stage Fright anthem sung by Bluno. A link to the album is present on the main menu but it is protected by a parental gate.
Things I Like
Stage Fright is an entertaining app that the whole family can enjoy. The production value is excellent and the overall experience is smooth from start to finish. I love how the songs have positive messages about self-acceptance. They are also really catchy!
Looking at the app as whole, I believe Stage Fright would be a hit with young kids aged two and up. Not only is the app easy to use, it's also a lot of fun. Kids will have plenty of silly surprises to discover but there isn't any complicated interactions. They don't need to be able to read either to enjoy the app.
Do check out Stage Fright if you have young kids who love songs and dances. It's quite a gem: the animation, characters, and songwriting are excellent and the overall experience is enjoyable. Even if your kids are not old enough to understand the messages, there is still plenty to amuse them in the app. Highly recommended!
App was provided for our honest review.