Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Shave Santa - 4 Stars

What is it?
It is nearly Christmas so it would be rude not to review some festive apps! Shave Santa and Rudolf (who knew he had a beard too?!), allows you to fashion Santa's beard but unlike a Barbie doll the hair grows back!

When you access the app you are given the option to shave Santa or Rudolf. When you enter the barber shop you are given options of scissors, electric shaver, razor, clippers, shaving foam and grow spray. You select and then pull the tool across Santa's face to remove his beard in any design you can create.

Santa can get a shaving rash that looks pretty painful! The grow spray is pretty cool as it grows the beard back slowly with little tuffs.  Although other facial hair is featured on Santa's face you cannot trim them, so his eyebrows remain in tact. 

Using the arrows at the top of the screen there are more tools like aftershave and tweezers. Further along there is a photo option where your newly shaven santa can have props added and a picture taken that can be added to your camera roll. You can even feed Santa though    broccoli is an odd seasonal choice but hey there are mince pies too!

This app is aimed at users aged four and above, and is a good bit of seasonal fun. This is however a novelty app and will quickly lose appeal. I played on it for five minutes and I am now a little bored. 

This will be a great app to share with friends and family and keep the kids entertained for a few minutes and ho ho ho its free, fun and well designed hence the favourable rating! 

Now for some ratings.....

Ease of use - 5
This is really easy to use and it does what it says on the tin.  The app flows well and users of any age would quickly pick up the premise.  

Price - 5
This is free and there appears to be no prompts to buy add ons which is good for the younger users!

Adverts - 5
I experienced no adverts with this app. There is an options to view other games by the developer but this is not invasive and needs to be physically selected to be displayed. 

Keep, jury is out or delete - Keep
A bit of well designed festive fun that will keep people entertained for a few minutes in between opening some Christmas presents! Though I think I will remove when the Easter adverts are on our TV screen on the 2nd January!

Where to find it:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/shave-santa/id739212016?mt=8
Android:  Not currently available