Balloonimals | funny kids app with colourful Balloon animals
✔ iPad + iPhone ✔ Android ✔ Kindle Fire | kids app for ages 2-6 yrs.
Kids can blow up virtual Balloons and create some awesome Balloon animals, which can will then come to life.
This game is a real kids app classic and is from the year 2009, which has now been updated for iOS 7 as a universal app. The original app is also available on the Amazon App Store for Android and Kindle fire. Whether the Balloon game is still recommendable in the year 2014 or not, is going to be decided in our kids app review.
Perhaps we should tell you in advance, that Balloonimals is not suitable for crafting instructions of balloon animals. If you want instructions, we can recommend you the 3D Balloon Animals App or some good books on this subject on amazon, where you can also get the matching balloons too.
In Balloonimals, the digital balloons are blown up via fingerswipes. Before, you could also blow up the balloons by blowing into the microphone of the tablet or smartphone, but this does no longer work with our iPads, since the last update of the app.
Ballonimals offers 11 interactive balloon animals all together and as long as kids don’t yet know the selection of by heart, you could play a fun guessing game, as to which animal is being blown up and created. The process is split into various interactive video clips, where the balloon animal stays versatile and needs to be moved in order to complete the Balloonimal.
Afterwards you can elicit two or three animations out of the Balloon animals, thereunder some very funny Slapsticks. Besides, a camera is waiting at the top corner and we’re really fond of the photo function of this app, especially because it takes pictures of the balloon animals in their natural habitat, whereby this could also be a bath tub or another planet.
The fate of the balloon animals is however sealed and in order to craft a new one, the balloon needs to be burst. In order to do so, the air pump needs to be repeatedly used, which will leave the Ballonimal with one last animation before it finally bursts – Bang!
Balloonimals in action
Balloonimals | Kids app rating
The illusion of creating your own balloon animal is kind of taken by all the video sequences in the app, but this does not bother kids in any way. In case of doubt, you can always check out our Video trailer. Apart from that, Balloonimals still knows how to entertain in the year 2014, the funny animals and animations will surely entertain and bring lots of joy to children.
(+) Of the year 2009 – and still funny
(+) Beautiful snapshot function
(+) Toddlers will love this app
(-) Technically a little dusty
(-) Blowing in order to blow up the Balloon didn’t work unfortunately
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store*
➔ App download for – Kindle Fire & Android on Amazon App Store
* not yet available
kids app developer: IDEO LLC