If you have a little one at home who loves trains, then the app Train World Builder by Gadget Masters, LLC is a must buy. Train World Builder brings the fun of playing with classic wooden trains to the digital world. This app combines appealing graphics, train themed music, real train sound effects, and a child-friendly interface to make an enjoyable and entertaining experience for your little conductor. There are currently two versions of Train World Builder available in the App Store: a Free Version and a Full Version ($3.99). The Free Version features one train world and one train engine for play while four train worlds and three engines are available to choose from in the Full Version. Kids can choose to build their train tracks in a city world, zoo world, farm world, or paper world. The available train engines to choose from are a wood train engine, a Santa Fe diesel engine, and a steam engine. After selecting their train world and engine, kids are then able to place their tracks around their world; children can choose between straight and right and left curving tracks. An added fun element to the app is that each world has stars scattered throughout, kids are rewarded for laying their tracks close to stars so that their train will pick them up along the way. To help kids keep track of how many stars they have picked up a running total is located at the top of the screen. Once the tracks have been put down, children can press a button and watch their train go. Kids are transported into the driver’s seat as they travel through the 3D world and can blow the train’s whistle as they go. Unfinished or favorite tracks can then be saved for future work and play. With Train World Builder, playing trains has become a whole new experience.
Price When Reviewed for Train World Builder: FREE
Price When Reviewed for Train World Builder Full: $3.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Seller: Gadget Masters, LLC
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.