Mash Monsters is nothing like it sounds. Yes, it involves monsters and it also involves mashing, but it’s not violent or scary. Instead, it’s cute app designed to allow kids to express themselves creatively and encourage them to work collaboratively. Where does the “mashing” come into play? Kids draw a monster in three parts, and then mash those parts together to see what kind of silly monster those monsters create.
Fun monster features
Ability to save creations
Entertaining background music
Before opening this app, parents should be sure that the orientation lock on the device is turned off. The app requires kids to turn the device and won’t work if the lock is on. Aside from this minor issue, Mash Monsters is a quality drawing app. A “How to Play” section outlines how to use the app and points out many of its special features. On the drawing screen, kids can choose from a variety of colors, materials, and accessories to create their monsters. They can also pinch their fingers to enlarge or decrease the size of objects or double tap an object to flip its orientation. The only negative is that some of the accessories are a bit touchy and must be touched at the perfect spot to drag them onto the screen. Also, kids cannot add to or modify the connectors on the monster, which can be a bit frustrating if some of the monster’s parts don’t line up quite right.
This app is not being rated for education.
Kids can be as creative as they want and create the monsters of their dreams with this app. While the app is designed for 2-3 players, kids can also create a monster on their own. They’ll have fun drawing monsters in crazy shapes and colors, as well as adding a whole host of accessories, including eyes, shoes, hats, mustaches, and scary teeth. The most fun, however, comes when kids see the finished product. Since the app only allows kids to design one-third of the monster at a time, their final creation may not look quite how they expected it to look.
Perhaps the best part of the app is the fact that parents can download it for free. There aren’t very many creative apps available for kids that offer the same quality, entertainment value, and child friendliness factor as this app.
Considering this is a free app, it’s impressive that there are no external links, more apps buttons, in-app purchases, or even a protected parent area with links to more of the developer’s content. Parents can trust that their children are completely safe and free to focus on creating monsters.