Do you have career aspirations to be a Scarer? Always wanted a job at Monsters, Inc.? Well, then, you’re in luck. Disney Digital Books invites you to enroll at Monsters University in their new app Monsters University Storybook Deluxe for iOS. Start out by taking a picture and making your own custom student ID. Will you be scary? Silly? It’s up to you. Then you’ll have to declare your major and select a fraternity or sorority (hint: Mike and Sulley join Oozma Kappa…).
Follow along with Mike and Sulley as they experience the highs and lows of college life, make new friends, and get into some sticky situations. The digital book has plenty of interactive spots and even some video clips from the movie. And keep your eye out for collectibles along the way! The story is a sweet one and the characters are just as lovable as in the original movie.
In the end, MU students can play five games to test their scaring abilities. The games all require dodging a series of obstacles by turning your device. Characters can movie along the floor, walls, and ceiling to sneak past books, toys, and other objects. The games seem overly challenging, although kids in the target age of 6-10 may not mind. I have failed every single time I have played. You can earn some cute collectible “cards” if you win, but no one in our family has earned any yet. These are not for the weak at heart!
Our bottom line is to get this one for the story and not for the games. We’d like to see a few different types of games, rather than variations on the same mode. Still, the story is really cute and we could watch Archie the pig run around all day!
Monsters University Storybook Deluxe App includes 6 different language settings. There are no in-app purchases and no outside advertising. There is a link to the Disney Interactive iTunes page from the Settings Menu.
- Publisher: Disney Digital Books
- Platform: iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
- Price: $6.99
Disclosure: We received a free copy of the app to facilitate this review.