Trucks & More Trucks | Two toddlers apps by Duck Duck Moose
If you’re considering to purchase both of these lush apps for toddlers, then you’re sure to have a heck of a lot of trucks and vehicles in your garage, or respectively your iPad and iPhone. Especially boys are going to love both apps, as we have Fire engines, Monster trucks, Gargabe trucks, Tow trucks, Diggers and other construction site vehicles to discover.
Both apps have been developed by the awesome and popular kids app studio with the animalistic name: Duck Duck Moose!
Their new kids app has just been released and will definitely continue to be a best-selling app. We’re talking about the two apps:
* More Trucks by Duck Duck Moose (part 2)
* Trucks by Duck Duck Moose (part 1)
We’re going to introduce you to both apps and if you haven’t got either of those apps yet, we recommend you to start off with the first part “Trucks”, which we personally prefer.
The best-selling kids app “Trucks” (part 1 with the yellow construction vehicle on the app icon) offers kids 5 different kind of activities to play with.
1. Car Wash
The cars are pulled through a big puddle of mud first before they can actually drive their way through to the car wash, to get cleaned.
2. Tow Truck
Of course we don’t allow our kids to drop any sharp objects on the streets in real life, however for this game, we kind of make an exception and let kids “loose” an object, over which a passing car will get a flat tire from and will therefore need to get towed off. At the actual garage, the tire is changed, but the driver can also pick himself some brand new rims, kind of as a compensation.
3. Garbage & Recycling truck
The garbage is firstly being sorted of the streets and into the right container and is then collected by the according truck. This game has also got a fairly simple navigation and simple gameplay for kids.
4. Bulldozer & Dump Truck
Big holes and masses are being moved and created at the Construction site with a Bulldozer and a Dump truck. Firstly you drop everything down the slope and the Bulldozer will start to remove this.
5. Car Parade
All kinds of cars and vehicles drive past on the streets. Kids can vary the speed of the cars by adjusting the traffic lights. Each car is interactive, so when it’s touched, kids will get a little surprise. Sometimes an ice-cream is sold from out of the ice-cream truck, and at other times the cars even have a small accident.
“Trucks” kids app rating:
We are really fond of the first Trucks app, as we love the presentation, the quantity and the price. Just as in the second part of this app, it is not possible to turn off the voice output, this would be useful as both apps work perfectly fine without the use of any audio response. Please keep in mind that this app has been produced for toddlers only, which means kids at the ages of 1-4 years. For those of you who expect a complex construction site game or something similar, well, you will most probably be dissapointed.
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
➔ App download for – iPad on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – iPhone on Apple App Store
More Trucks by Duck Duck Moose – the new kids app!
The new app has unfortunately one game less than the first Trucks app, so only 4 instead of 5.
1. Fire Truck
You start at the Fire Station, where you can’t really do more than slide down the fireman’s pole, when the fire alarm goes off.
Well, that’s not all to be honest, if you like you could have a game of Tic Tac Toe, before you go down the pole. (whether or not this is a real firemen’s ritual or just a misplaced mini game, we don’t quite know) Anyway, you continue with driving the Fire truck down the rather small City. If a building is on fire, you simply press the extinguish button. Only the aiming is a little strange. Even though the distinguish button is round, you can move the finger up and down – which is not really recognizable. A sliding bar would have made more sense really, or at least a long button would have been the right choice.
2. Crane and Construction Site
At the construction site, kids get to steer a crane. The navigation is a little less intuitive compared to the other games, however kids do learn this fairly quickly. The building bricks are picked up from the left and placed on the right hand side.
The layout shows a peaked roof house and we haven’t been able to finish to rebuild the house in five goes. It didn’t matter whether we had left out the door or not, the game will start to complain at some point, because no more stones will fit anymore so it’ll force us to knock it down with the Bulldozer.
There are no slanted stones for the roof neither and so we end this game being dissapointed and with a huge Question mark.
3. Flatbed Tow Truck and Junkyard
The cars are being transported and loaded onto the Tow Truck with only little interactions and brought straight to the Junkyard. Even the magnet only needs one touch on the button to unload the cars off the Truck. If the stack of cars is high enough, it can be pulped with the Godzilla foot. Hm.
4. Monster Trucks
The Monster Truck race has to be the best out of the games. Kids get to drive the Monster Trucks on a very hilly route from A to B, they collect some gold coins on their way to unlock some more Monster Trucks, which all bring a new scenery along with them too, which is nice. Especially the unlocking of the vehicles is fun and motivating.
Top best apps for kids rating:
Perhaps we’re a little strict, but especially with comparing the new app with the previous app “Trucks”, it seems that “More Trucks” is the least strong title of them both.
Maybe it’s because some of the details aren’t really hitting our taste buds.
Even with all the references to the “childish fantasy”, the app would have been predestined to show more realistic processes. Instead of a Dinosaur leg as a trash compactor, we would have preferred a realistic trash compactor. We would have also preferred to have some real building materials and equipment with the construction of the house, instead of building toy bricks with animal pictures. A pterosaurs flew by whilst we were extinguishing fire in the City – why not a helicopter?
Other points of criticism are not really in the same category of “the matter of taste”: The car of the Monster truck race is placed a little too central, so that kids don’t have enough time to jump over obstacles . 1. A little more to the left would be better to have a better view of the road ahead. 2. The game with the crane is just really topping things off. If you can solve this game, please send us an e-mail. 3. Pay attention to the ambiguous extinguish button.
Top best apps for kids rating: 3 stars
Download More Trucks
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app test based on app version 1.1