What is it
Labo Halloween Car is a creative app with a spooky twist!
Children first need to use their creativity to create a car; they can design their own or they can follow the tutorials. Children start by drawing the outline of the car, they can choose the colour and size of lines; next they chose the wheels (there are 8 to choose from and they can even change the sizes and spacing.) Finally, they can add a selection of 14 Halloween themed stickers.
Once children are happy with their vehicle, they can then use it on one of 12 roads. Each road is a mini game and there are spooky obstacles to watch out for along the way!
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"I love the panda skeleton, it's so cute!' - Girl aged 7
"I did it, I managed to get over the spikes!" - Boy aged 5
- Allows children to explore their creativity
- Gives opportunities for children to follow instructions
What our experts think
Labo Halloween Cars is a delightfully creative app with an engaging game to bring your creation to life. Our testers loved making their cars and some spent a long time making them just right! There was a lot of choice with regard to colours and sticker and it was really nice to be able to go back and add bits on different screens. It was really good that there was a free design element, but also tutorials children could follow.
Children love having a purpose and this app gave them just that; actually driving their car was a lovely element of the game. The majority of the app was self explanatory and children needed little, if any, help.
We really liked the colours and the graphics; and the overall game play was, on the whole, intuitive. Our testers were engaged and wanted to continue designing and playing!
It would be even better if...
Some of our testers found the jump between level 1 and 2 of the driving game big; they struggled to succeed at the second level. It would be better if there were more incremental jumps, or a tutorial showing children how to overcome the obstacles. Also, some players found the car hard to control – it was a little sensitive at times.
We would also have liked different profiles so that children had their own cars and saved levels when they went into the game.
- Brands: Labo Lado Inc.
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Apple version: iPad
Requires iOS 6.0 or later
- Android version: 2.3.3 and up
- App Types: Games
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Personal, social & emotional development