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Catch A Star

Catch A Star

Spring 2011 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 & Up
Designer: Stella Productions, LLC
Developer: Joroto, Inc.
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Catch a Star is very simple - animated stars and assorted charm symbols fall from the sky and users try to catch them in a bucket. That's it, and my kids and I loved it. It's a relaxing way to pass time - a perfect app for long car rides.

As with most games, users can customize settings. I found the default background music grating, but you can replace it with music from your iTunes library. Different settings allow users to change the speed and pace of the game to keep it challenging. You can change the size of the bucket to increase difficulty, or change the speed and quantity of falling objects. You can also set the game to be timed or to end when a certain number of objects are missed. It's a fun and engaging app for all ages.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is a writer, editor and mother in Vancouver, Washington. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the Oregonian, and she writes a movie column for Vancouver Family Magazine. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a passable souffle.

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