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Sago Mini Babies Dress Up

Sago Mini Babies Dress Up (Sago Sago, August 2016; iOS only) invites preschoolers to play dress-up with four cute — and familiar to Sago Sago fans — animal characters. The app opens with bird Robin, bunny Jack, cat Jinja, and dog Harvey sitting on porch steps. Given that it’s close to Halloween, it’s just slightly […]

Sago Mini Boats app review

I took Harvey the dog out in a pickle boat and made him seasick. And how was your day? At the beginning of Sago Mini Boats (2015; iOS and Android), you choose a destination for Harvey — and a friend to welcome him — and get packing. You can choose to put clothes and snacks […]

Sago Mini Forest Flyer app review

My colleagues and I are big Sago Mini fans, and we’re slowly working our way through the developer’s entire oeuvre. Next up, an oldie but a goodie: Forest Flyer (2013; iOS and Android), another exploratory play app in the mold of Ocean Swimmer and Fairy Tales. Choose a spring day or a wintry (vaguely Christmas-y) […]

Sago Mini Robot Party app review

“This is a partying robot with a sock hand, ’cause I gave it a sock hand,” I told Katie. “Do what you gotta do,” she replied. I was in the mood to give my robot a sock hand, so a sock hand he had. And yes, a sock hand can make cupcakes. On the off-chance […]

Sago Mini Music Box app review

I’ve been singing Sago Mini’s praises for some time (see my reviews of Ocean Swimmer, Road Trip, Friends, and Fairy Tales, as well as Shoshana’s review of Monsters), and now I have musical accompaniment! Sago Mini Music Box (2014; iOS and Android) invites users to join cheerful animal characters to play three familiar tunes. First […]

Sago Mini Fairy Tales app review

I know I recently reviewed a Sago Mini app, but I just like them so much! And how could I resist Sago Mini Fairy Tales (December 2014; iOS and Android), featuring two of my favorite things: fairy tales and felines? An orange, fairy-winged kitty emerges from a cottage to explore a nighttime fairyland scene. Similar […]

Sago Mini Friends app review

In Sago Mini Friends (2014; iOS and Android), you choose to play as one of five brightly colored animal characters: an orange cat, a brown dog, a blue rabbit, a red bird, and a purple…guinea pig? You then float downward and land gently in a neighborhood of four pastel houses — occupied, of course, by […]

Sago Mini Monsters app review

When I opened the Sago Mini Monsters app (Sago Sago, 2014), a blank-faced turquoise monster’s head was poking out of green goo. I dragged her from the muck and named her Lucy. (Just in my head. There’s no reading or writing involved in this app.) Five different-colored circles appeared at the bottom of the screen. […]

Sago Mini Road Trip app review

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means: the beginning of road-trip season! Seems like a good time to check out Sago Mini’s Road Trip app (Sago Sago, 2014; iOS and Android) — especially since it’s currently free. You play as Jinja the cat, off to visit one of three friends […]

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer app review

Developer Sago Sago‘s Sago Mini series offers exploration-based game apps (including Forest Flyer, Space Explorer, and Road Trip) for toddlers and early primary users. Explore an ocean full of funny, often fantastical surprises as a cute little fish in Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer (2013). The app opens with a view of the ocean floor, where […]