MemollowSpring 2013 Mobile Apps
Sometimes, an app succeeds by offering a very simple concept in an exceptional form. Memollow won our testers approval, because it is educational and challenging without trying to do too many things at once. In short, it is a matching game with several themed matching challenges. It has a simple, intuitive interface. The opening screen shows eleven pillows spread across a hardwood floor, each with a different illustration representing a matching puzzle theme. Themes include dinosaurs, vehicles, letters, numbers, and farm animals. Choosing a theme brings one to a five by four grid of square throw pillows. The gameplay mechanic is simple, and children will need no instruction as they attempt to find matching pairs by flipping over the pillows.
Memollow is a good choice for those wanting an app for quiet car rides and waiting room visits. It includes gentle background music in soothing melodies and graphics that appeal to children as much as they do design-savvy adults.