By Toca Boca AB
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*Children's Technology Review - Editor's Choice*
"This is the first app I have seen that turned my iPod Touch into a toy (...) There are no points, no competition, just good clean fun." - Geek Dad, Wired Magazine
"The graphics are crisp and strikingly real – your kids will delight in being the navigators of their very own helicopter adventures." - Jeana Lee Tahnk, Parenting.com
Need a ride? Call Helicopter Taxi and we’ll come and pick you up! Let your kids fly around their bedroom while getting calls from Señor Fox and his friends that need help to get home. Helicopter Taxi uses the camera on your iPhone so that it looks like it’s really flying next to you!
* A DIGITAL TOY FOR KIDS AGE 3 AND ABOVE *
✔ 3D helicopter that lets you view it from all angles!
- Augmented Reality Effect - the helicopter is in the room with you!
✔ Five characters to pick up and drop off!
✔ Fun and cute voices for pilots and passengers!
✔ Superb retina display graphics!
✔ Kid-friendly interface!
✔ Works with both iPhone and iPod Touch!
✔ No third-party advertising
✔ No in-app purchases
* Helicopter Taxi runs best on iPhone 3GS and newer devices. Please note that the camera effect will not be used on iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G (same for iPod Touch) as the hardware isn't able to show it. We also recommend using a case to give kids a better grip of the device.*
HOW TO PLAY
- Move the iPhone to make the helicopter fly!
- Rotate the iPhone to see all different angles - turn it upright to see the pilots Rita and Skip!
- Place the iPhone on any flat surface to land and pick up new characters!
- Fly between five different locations!
* Please be careful when playing and walking with the device at the same time! *
Helicopter Taxi is a digital toy that allows your kids to be a pilot for a day – without leaving the room! Fly the 3D helicopter until you get a call with a mission. Put the iPhone down on a flat surface and the helicopter picks up a new passenger and then takes off to the next destination! Fun voices and cute characters guide you along the way until it’s time to fly home and rest for the day.
Helicopter Taxi uses the camera which creates the effect that the helicopter actually is flying in the room with you (see the screenshots below!). Join the fun and help Señor Fox, Minda, Rooster, T-Bot and Dr. Clifton to find their way home!
If you like Helicopter Taxi – try our other digital toys!
- Toca Doctor
- Toca Doctor Lite (FREE!)
- Toca Kitchen
- Toca Hair Salon
- Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift (FREE!)
- Toca Tea Party
- Paint My Wings
- Toca House
- Toca Store
- Toca Robot Lab
- Parenting's Birthday Party Playtime
...available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad! Find all on http://www.tocaboca.com
ABOUT TOCA BOCA
Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all - we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Graphics fix for iPhone 4S
Lots of fun for little ones, but a word of caution...
My 4 year -old son ADORES this, as he loves anything that flys. He also loves the other Toca Boca apps I've downloaded.
Be aware that this is really more of a toy than a "game." Don't expect to "level up" or "beat" the app. That's not what this is designed for. If that's what you or your kid wants, buy something else. If you or your kid wants to have a blast flying a virtual helicopter around the room - download away!
I HIGHLY recommend a good case on your iPhone or a "no running" understanding with the kiddos playing it, as my little guy tends not to look where he's going when playing this game. We've had a few bonks, but I have a mil-spec, heavy-duty case anyhow, so no big deal...
Keep up the great stuff, Toca Boca!
To say this is an augmented reality app is technically true, but prob a little misleading. To sum up the "game", an image of a flying helicopter appears on your screen and the iPhone's camera works to display your current surroundings as the background.
I work w kids and it's pretty much a mixed bag of reactions from them. I have 2 young students who seem to get a kick out of it, but the rest don't find it interesting at all.
The idea of the app is great, but...
The idea is great but the helicopter moves even if you don't move. I don't know if it's just a glitch on my phone or if that's how it is. It would be cute if obstacle would pop up on the screen and you had to move your phone to avoid it. Like I said, it's a great idea but could definitely do more if you're paying 2.99 for the app.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 04, 2011
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 14.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Toca Boca AB
- © Toca Boca
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.