Title: Toca Band
Developer: Toca Boca
Compatibility: iPad / iPhone / iPod touch // iOS 5.0
Size: 48.9 MB
Description: The most musical of the many playful apps from the Swedish app powerhouse, Toca Band is probably the most intuitive and repeatable "make your own music" app. There are roughly 15 different characters, each one with a unique musical sound -- the rapper, the "la la la" lady, the beat-maker, the thingy that looks like a harp. If you've used any Toca Boca app, you know the recognizable but slightly daffy drawings that populate them. The user can move each character (up to 7 in all) onto 3 levels of platforms -- the higher the level, the more complex the music each character makes. There's a fourth "star" platform that lets the character "solo" (pursuant to your child's touch commands). The notes are all synchronized to the same melody. It's a great melody, actually, but you'll probably get tired of it 5 to 10 minutes after you start playing it. And you (or, rather, your kid), will probably play with it at least 5 to 10 minutes at a time.
So, yeah, if there were a second or third song, that would be great. Also, just because of screen size, it works better on the iPad. Toca Band does one thing really well and, from a parent's perspective, almost too well.
Age Range: 2 through 7