Mini Pupstars – kids big and small celebstyle your pooch is a new release from MiniWorldGames. Players can shave, cut, trim, sculpt, and style one of four dogs in any imaginative way they want. This doggie salon has options for washing, drying, styling, and accessorizing that take up three swipe menus worth of space.
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Players begin by selecting one of four pooches to style. Then all it takes is an active imagination for the creation to begin. The three dimensional setting makes the app just a little bit more realistic. The dog stands on a table that can be rotated 360 degrees for styling purposes. Users can cut, comb, or shave the pooch using the available tools. If you make a mistake, use the grow tool to regrow your poor puppy’s hair. You can also color your dog’s hair from a rainbow selection of spray paints. Users can also shampoo, rinse, towel dry, and blow dry their dog’s new look. As if these selections aren’t enough glamour, players can also accessorize their pooches with a variety of bling. Choose from glasses, hats, jewels, ties, bows, even a box of holiday apparel. When your masterpiece is complete – take pictures of your puppy as the crowd oohs and ahhs.
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This app has many, many creative options for children to add to their dogs. The styles, cuts, and accessories can be combined in ways that are limited only by your imagination. I liked the grow option for fixing a mistake here and there. Brushing and fluffing up the hair was also enjoyable. And of course, the holiday garb was a big hit at our house this season. The three dimensional aspects and the spinning pedestal make styling easy and add depth to the app. Additionally, the dog noises indicating if they were happy or sad were a nice hint about how the styling was going. While I can’t say the app is terribly educational, it is certainly creative and allows children to freely explore this imaginary salon. I did want to make a note that the app is very buggy – it shut down 3-4 times each time I tried to use it. It happened randomly throughout my exploration of the app, and each time I had to restart my dog. I assume this is an easy fix for the developer, and hopefully it will run smoothly after the next update.
Overall, Mini Pupstars is a cute virtual doggie salon where players can style and accessorize pooches until their hearts are content. With many options, children can create a different looking dog each time they play.
Mini Pupstars: kids big & little celebstyle your pooch is availabe for download via the iTunes App Store- iPad/iPad Mini/iPad Air
RRP - $1.99/$1.49/€1.79
At the time of this review, the app had no in-app purchases, ads, or external links.
This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, teacher, and technology coach. Her own dog can’t stand taking a bath, let alone a trip to the salon! She is a self-proclaimed tech nerd and is passionate about technology in education. You can follow her ed. tech. blog at The iLesson Lady.
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