I don’t claim to be the most tech savvy person on the planet, but I do enjoy a little electronic diversion from time to time. And if I can combine my love of Disney with that play time, it’s all good! But there is something that I insist on: Whatever the game or app is, it must be simple. Yup. Just get me to the fun!
The Mickey Mouse Mash Up App does just that. This review was done on an iPhone 5c.
This activity-based App works around the Short entitled No Service that you may have seen on the Internet lately. It’s a great little Short, and it was a lot of fun to play with it, adding my own touches.
It begins with Mickey welcoming you and asking for your help. He asks you to draw something big that you would find on a beach, and something small as well. Here is my attempt at a beach ball:
This will appear in the Short later on. After drawing a small seashell and a pair of glasses for Mickey to wear, the Short begins. But it’s not long before Mickey needs help and I was asked to draw a food item for a sign that appears in the Short:
I hate Turkey Legs at the Parks, but it was the simplest thing I could think of to draw. And here it is in the Short:
No Shirt. No shoes. No Food (or Turkey Leg, as the case may be!) OK, the Short continues with many activities along the way. You get to draw things to hide Mickey, help him land on the beach (long story) and other fun things. Perhaps my favorite thing to do was play a joke on Donald. Note as he tries to use my ID at the diner:
Yup, I drew the picture on the ID and it does look kind of like me. Unfortunately. But moving on, I’d say this App was a pleasant little diversion. Kids especially will get a kick out of helping Mickey by drawing and coloring pictures which they will then see in the Short itself. If I’m not mistaken, you can do six different mash-ups of the same Short.
Adding new Shorts will be a good thing that I hope is in the works! You can play the activities at any time from a main menu. Other than that, though, that seems to be all that the App offers.
The App sells for $3.99 and is a good deal for that, although more value could be added with more Shorts later. So, have you used the Mickey Mouse Mash Up App yet? If not, why not give it a try? And while you’re thinking about that, here is one last picture of my masterpiece: