There’s a big world out there to explore, and there’s a lot of nuances for kids. Foodo World is a new app designed for toddlers and kids a little bit older allowing them to explore from the comfort of an iOS device. The player simply taps on either side of the screen for the cute purple monster to move in that direction. You will come across all types of animals, and each one has a bubble next to it that activate an animation. There are over 100 different animations included for a lot to explore.
Foodo World comes from the makers of Foodo Kitchen, and offers a similar approach for younger audiences. The appeal of the app lies in if you have little ones to use it. If you do, kids can explore for a long time, as the cute purple monster can move in multiple directions. The monster can walk, but can also fly with an umbrella, and dive under the sea with a helmet. Through it all, there’s an overarching goal to find a cupcake somewhere in the world, and then deliver it to a specific animal. The game doesn’t rely on text, menus, or any interface items, and instead just comes down to one touch to move the purple monster through the varied world.
There’s a lot of detail in the art design, and it’s great to see it come to life with the animations. The app nails its target audience, though it could benefit from a little more interactivity to widen the appeal. Each time you open the app, you’re given a new animal to deliver the cupcake to, but that means the app doesn’t save your progress. If you find the cupcake, but aren’t able to deliver it in one session, you have to restart from the beginning.
Foodo World ($2.99, Universal) delivers well made children entertainment that is well worth picking up.