Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Thomas and Friends app- Day of the Diesels

Do you have a Thomas the Tank Engine fan in your house? I have two of them, so we were excited to get the chance to review a new Thomas app- Day of the Diesels. Here's a bit about it:

It’s Steamies and Diesels in this brand-new interactive adventure starring Thomas, Percy, and all of your favorite engines. Read, watch, listen, and play with multi-touch animation, CGI video, painting, puzzles, and games. With hours of playful interactivity, Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels provides a unique, immersive reading experience the whole family will enjoy!

The Diesel Engines are up to mischief—and it’s going to take some “steamwork” to stop them. When Thomas starts spending all his time with Sodor’s newest heroes, firefighting engines Flynn and Belle, Percy is left feeling alone. Diesel sees this and invites Percy to the Dieselworks, where Percy is made to feel special by none other than the master of mischief Diesel 10! But Percy doesn’t know that he is part of Diesel 10’s master plan to take over the Sodor Steamworks. Can the Steam Team step in to save the Steamworks from the Diesels before it’s too late?

This thrilling app includes:

- Vibrant CGI animation
- Interactive multimedia surprises
- Dynamic narration
- Word highlighting
- Matching games
- Animated puzzles
- Painting activities

My kids absolutely adored this app- they loved the hidden animations in the story, listening to the story and watching their favorite characters on the screen.  Vivian is especially fond of Percy, so she was really excited to see him feature so prominently in the story. Right now, you can get Day of the Diesels for just $0.99 in the iTunes store- this special offer ends November 6th.

Disclosure: I received this app from Callaway Arts to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.