LITE-BRITE [rating: 4/5]
If you have ever played the original toy where you create beautiful patterns with pegs that light up then you will certainly enjoy Lite-Brite. Brought to you by EA Mobile the app is a great version of the old classic toy.
Lite-Brite for iPhone is an easy and fun game to play. You start with a blank, black screen and on that you can see little peg holes. The idea is you put the colored pegs into these holes. The pegs are lit to make a coloured bright pattern as you go.
There are three modes to try, animated which is where you can make an animated moving pattern. For example you could make a flashing sign and picture or even make it look like it is actual moving.
The other mode is Templates which I thought was really good. You choose a template to copy and each one shows the letter of the coloured peg you need to place. You follow the guide until all the pegs are placed and then at the end you have a picture with a few added background drawings. Some of the templates available just show you what you can actually do with this app, it was quite impressive! If you like you can also do this in a timed mode.
The last mode is free hand where you can do your own thing and create what ever pattern and picture you like. There are options to add shapes and your own animation. Choose from lots of colors and unlock others as you create.
If you make any mistakes there is an erase button or you can simply undo it. There is also an option to turn the back light off so the pegs are not as bright. It is very easy to create patters, there is a tab at the bottom that when you tap it and it brings up all of your tools.
The one thing that did become difficult sometimes was placing the pegs in the right holes. They are quite small and it is hard sometimes to tap on the exact place you want it to go. I think it was just down to the screen being dark and not being able to see where your finger is tapping at times. It wasn’t a big deal it just mean’t that sometimes you have to do a couple of taps extra to clear and place again.
Lite-Brite for iPhone is a great, fun app for all ages and one that children will definitely enjoy. There are lots of templates to use and with the section to create your own designs the options are limitless and offers many hours of play.
- Great easy to use interface.
- Replay value
- Pegs can be hard to place at times.
Price: $0.99 (App Store)
Released:Sep 09, 2010
Size: 15.7 MB
Languages:English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
LITE-BRITE © 2010 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Game code © 2010 Electronic Arts Inc.
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.