Richard Scarry's Busytown by Night & Day Studios, Inc. (iPhone)
Released: Sep 22, 2011
Version: 1.2.3
Size: 137 MB
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Richard Scarry's Busytown

Night & Day Studios, Inc.
Busytown, the memorable storybook world filled with adorable animal families, outrageous pickle cars, and endless items to discover and examine has now come to life!

This is not another videogame. It's an exploration of Richard Scarry's Busytown, where his drawings come to life. Join Huckle Cat—and find Goldbug!—in this imaginative and interactive picture book based on Scarry’s best-selling series.

The adventure begins by choosing your animal: bunny, cat, fox, or pig. Name your character and play dress up by selecting your animal’s outfit. Begin your day by waking up in your bedroom; check the window to see the weather outside. Move into the other rooms of your house--and parts of your town--and help other animals find what they're looking for.

In each room you can tap everywhere to hear and see the names of tons of foods, tools, and other items; many object are animated so you can see how things work. Open the dishwasher and start the vacuum cleaner. In the grocery store you might be looking for asparagus or beets; you can use the scale and open the cash register. In the firehouse you’ll hunt for boots, spray the fire hose, and ring the alarm bell. Each scene and mission will be different every time you play. Curiosity pays off!

- Dozens of items to touch and interact with
- Characters from four animal species to dress and name
- Six fully interactive rooms to search and explore, rearranged each time you return to them
- A different mission for every scene and every game
- Meet friendly grownups and kids along the way
- Goldbug is hidden in each scene (abd he’ll be somewhere else next time)
- Tap-Anywhere play: even little kids can’t fail to have fun!

Children across the world have loved Richard Scarry’s books since they were first published in the 1960s. Busytown’s magic is rooted in its ability to explain how things work and reveal the grown-up world to kids. It has been an honor to work with Scarry’s extensive illustrations to bring Busytown truly alive—to truly do them justice, each animation has been drawn and watercolored by hand! This app provides open-ended play, rewards curiosity, and delights both parents and children.

If you like Busytown, be sure to check out our other apps: Caillou’s World, My Very First App, Peekaboo Barn, and more! For info on our upcoming releases:
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Ages: 2-5
Categories: Books, Classics, Creative Play, Early Learning, Matching, Time, Games

What's new in version 1.2.3
Minor bug fixes

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Our verdict: Good
  • + Richard Scarry's Busytown is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 67% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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