You may not have realized it but you know the WowWee brand. They are the sellers of the oh so popular Paper Jamz products. If your like us, then you probably have a whole band set. Lol They are also the company behind the super cute, super girlie Light Sprites. Now they have come out with a brand new line of products.
AppGear is a whole new way of playing with your iPhone and iPad. Each set comes with a couple of figures, instructions, and an activation code. On the packaging you can easily determine if the set is for your iPhone or iPad. We were sent two sets to try out. One for our phones and one for my iPad. Chad was the tryer outer of the iPhone set, AppGear Foam Fighters. He had a couple of issues with it, but overall liked the app. He has played with it several times and definitely doesn’t complain about about being aggravated with it like some apps he plays. You are sent two planes, each with a different mission. You get into the missions by scanning the code on the wing of the plane. Foam Fighters is like many other apps out there. You level up and complete missions to earn points and unlock special stuff. Now like I said he had a couple of issues. One was the foam plane had to be stuck on the phone just right or it would fall off. The little suction cup just is picky about where you put it. It definitely doesn’t stick to an otterbox! He did comment on not being able to play with someone else. You CAN do multiplayer over wi-fi if your buddies have the same planes. Which is something he loves. His favorite game is Metalstorm and this was very similar. Overall he would give this a 4 out of 5 rating.
We were also sent one set for the iPad. I figured this one would be a hit with my kids who seem to have an obsession going on with the zombie apocalypse. AppGear Zombie Burbz is an iPad interactive app that lets you defend your suburbs against the zombies who want to move in. This set comes with 4 figures. Each figure unlocks a different area of the burbz. Now I tried this app out. And I have been debating on how to write the review on this app. Zombie Burbz is a great idea. It’s a fun idea. However it has some kinks that need to be worked out. I had a really hard time playing the game because if I moved the little figure too much it would pause and then I would have to stop, reset the figure, and then start again. Only to repeat the process all over again. It got rather aggravating. I didn’t really like it. Now I still have to let the kids play it and try it out. They might be better at getting it to cooperate than I was. If they are I will definitely update the post with a review from them.
The sets are $10 a piece and can be purchased online at WowWee, Target, and select other retailers.