Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown App

This is a review for an app, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" that's available for Android and Apple devices. I am reviewing the Android version. This is a haunting on the very small screen!

I've always loved the classic Halloween show with Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang and I love this interactive storybook of that show also!  This app is like flipping through a storybook and listening to the actual dialog and voices from the original show all enhanced by the fantastic music in the background.

You create an avatar of yourself and dress it up in costume.  You can also download the free separate app "The Great Pumpkin Festival" which uses the same avatar and in that game you can earn more candy points to purchase better costumes for your avatar. The avatar that you build in either of the apps will join the Peanuts gang in the Great Pumpkin storyline.  You'll be invited to Violet's Halloween Party as well as trick or treating with the gang!

The characters and pages of the books are beautifully drawn and look like pages out of a story book.  There are also hidden things to find in the game (candy bags, pumpkins, etc).

This app is from Loud Crow Interactive which did a great job bringing this story to life.  They also developed a Charlie Brown Christmas app last year which is also great fun and in the same format as the Great Pumpkin.

These apps are available for your Android device (phone, tablet, etc) from the Google Play store or for your Apple device.  It's great fun for kids and for the young at heart!

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