Dr. Seuss Band combines music gaming and creativity

Jan 18, 2012
Games

Part app, part game, Dr. Seuss Band lets children’s creativity flow, while providing real gaming challenges. Everything about this new Oceanhouse Media offering is filled with Seussical charm. The app invites kids to mix and match parts from several horns that might that sound like traditional instruments, but look like they were pulled straight from […]

Part app, part game, Dr. Seuss Band lets children’s creativity flow, while providing real gaming challenges. Everything about this new Oceanhouse Media offering is filled with Seussical charm.

The app invites kids to mix and match parts from several horns that might that sound like traditional instruments, but look like they were pulled straight from the pages of Dr. Seuss’ most fanciful tales.

Kids then enter Free Play mode, where a three-octave colorful keyboard awaits young composers. Here, children are free to experiment with the 10 included sound effects and their own imagination. The only thing lacking is a way to record and save.

When the edutainment aspect gets old, the game mode packs lots of age-appropriate musical fun. Dr. Seuss Band comes with 10 songs from various book’s soundtracks, many I had never heard, but all of them whimsically appropriate.

There are three difficulty levels: Easy is suitable for preschool; medium for early grade schoolers; hard challenges older kids (and parents). It’s essentially a music rhythm game like ROCK BAND Reloaded or the Tapulous series. There are achievements and unlockables along with Game Center integration.

Additional songs are available for in-app purchase, but there is ample entertainment included to keep kids engaged for many hours. Dr. Seuss Band is charming and clever; it inspires creativity and captivates kids. The doctor himself would surely approve. Check out the gameplay trailer below:

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Lisa Caplan

Lisa Caplan writes app lists and guides as well as reviewing iOS apps and games on various tech sites, most recently on her fledgling iPhone and iPad giveaway blog, AppTudes. She is thrilled to be joining the stellar reviewing team at Appolicious. Located in a balmy Montreal suburb, Lisa has an advanced degree in Creative Writing, and has had an Apple computer by her side since 1979! She is a talentless art nut, bibliophile and accessory junkie. Lisa looks forward to sharing her gaming addiction and love for all tech that promotes culture, communication, social awareness and education at every level.

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