iPad App Review: Tangled: Storybook Deluxe

Tangled: Storybook Deluxe, Image: iTunes

This new app brings the world of Disney’s Tangled to life on your iPad or iPhone. Full of images and sounds from the animated feature, it’s sure to entertain young children with the opportunity for creative play and with gameplay that increases in difficulty for older players.

One section has memorable images from the movie broken up into puzzles that your child can drag and drop to reassemble. The colorful pieces line up on the side of the page and a slightly faded image of the puzzle appears for your child to match up with the pieces. Their larger size is perfect for the toddler set to manipulate and match. There are also coloring sheets with Rapunzel, Flynn, and their show-stealing horse so kids can get creative. Touching a color on the color palette and then dragging a finger across the screen fills in the image and lets kids get as crazy as they like as while exploring their artistic side.

And when they just want to play a game, there’s Floating Lanterns where colored lanterns just like the ones from the movie slowly float up from the bottom of the screen to bob at the top edge. Touch like colored lanterns to make them disappear, but don’t let too many collect at once or the screen fills and the game ends. There are three different levels so even the youngest players won’t be frustrated and older kids can still enjoy a turn.

The entire Tangled story is also there for your child to explore in several different ways. They can choose to listen as the story is read to them and the words light up on the screen to help them with their reading skills. Or, if they’re feeling more ambitious, they can turn off the narration and record themselves reading the story, or saying whatever they like, and then play it back later.

This is a fun and entertaining app for younger fans (ages 4-8) of Tangled and will keep them happily entertained and engaged. It’s available now in the iTunes store for iPhone and iPad at $6.99.

A copy of this game was provided for review.