Bamba Space Station by Bamba is a universal space themed app for iOS. This pretend play app features a space station in a far away galaxy. Children can choose from seven different characters, eleven different rooms, and a variety of different mini games. There are costumes on the characters that you can change, creating new items and much more. The app has a variety of different rooms and overall is very interactive. Almost everything we touched had either a motion, object that you could make or a noise attached to it which encouraged my seven-year-old to explore more. That had lots of fun objects to play with including costume changes, balloons, sand, sand toys as well as tasty snacks. After you finish each scene, the characters skitter to the next one. As you complete more levels, new characters come as do new costumes and activities. When you are done, you can go back to the main screen – hit “recycle” and everything will go back to the way it was before you started playing. Be sure to check out some of our other Bamba app reviews including: Bamba Toys, Bamba Pizza, and Bamba Burger.
My son and I loved the graphics in the app as well as creating new objects. It was a fun hunt in the app to find all of them. When you switch rooms within the app a set of instructions are given to complete a task in graphical format which makes it a great app for preschool through early elementary school. The tasks were engaging – and the instructions easy to follow. My son loved the kitchen where he experimented with a variety of ice creams, and coffee combinations. He also enjoyed making pancakes complete with maple syrup. After the scene is completed, you can take a photo which is saved on your camera roll and then have a dance party where all the loose objects float around. After you are done the magic vacuum sucks any lose objects up. My son also really enjoyed the costumes and giving the characters a nap and clothing change. There were so many fun interactive elements that each time we played it seems like we are discovering something new. His favorite room by far was the pool area and treasure chest. We loved seeing the characters’ expressions when they tried some of our food combinations as well as watching them dance on the screen. I only wish I had the magic space vacuum to clean up after his toys at home!
In terms of enhancements’, he asked me why there were no plates in the kitchen since we use plates. He also wanted a spot to put down the tools (without losing them – like a toolbox) so that he could fully interact with each of the scenes. Right now they carry the items from scene to scene so he had to put them down and pick them up each time. It would also be nice if you could show the “instructions” page multiple times – we had to exit and re-open the app in order for that to happen.
There are no in-app purchases or external advertisements. The app does have an advertisement for other Bamba apps but it parental gate locked with a math problem.
Overall, this is a fun and interactive spaced themed app that encourages kids to play and be creative. My son has already spent several hours testing out the various objects and showing me his “creations!” The reset feature is great as well especially if you have multiple kids playing and they want “my turn!”.
Bamba Space Stationby Mezmedia
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 438.07 MB
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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.