Zombies, football, cars, guns – maybe it’s just us, but app stores seem to be constantly filled with boys’ stuff. However, you could hardly make that argument when it comes to FairPlay Media’s Lalaloopsy: Puzzle Party.
Not that we believe in turning video games into a gender thing, but the extreme femininity being emitted from this game is like a glittery pink laser beam to the retina. It feels like what would happen if the Spice Girls, Powerpuff Girls and, errr, the Golden Girls all got together, with the intention of designing a game so powerfully girly that it might crumble the very foundations of the male-dominated media. And, quite frankly, it’s awesome.
Priced at a reasonable £1.49, Lalaloopsy: Puzzle Party launched today for Android and iOS devices in both smartphone and tablet formats.
If you didn’t already know, Lalaloopsy is a new Nickelodeon show based on the popular line of American-made rag dolls of the same name. Originally released back in 2010, the dolls were a quick hit with kids leading to the launch of the animated cartoon series on Nick Jr earlier this year.
Puzzle Party is a simplistic ‘match 3′ app that should go down a treat with fans of the dolls (it did with us, anyway), putting lead character Crumbs Sugar Cookie and her pals in the middle of a variety of different situations and puzzles.
Developers FairPlay Media have been busy of late, having also released the more unisex Everyone Draw! recently as an exclusive to Android users. The turn-based social drawing game works similarly to Zynga’s Draw Something 2, allowing players to connect-up and draw together via Facebook or e-mail.
Lalaloopsy is available in both Android and iOS app stores, which young girls, or particularly brave boys and adults can head over to now and download for their tablets or smartphones. Nobody’s judging you here.