Hillary Chybinski: Review: LeapFrog MyRobot Friend

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review: LeapFrog MyRobot Friend

We have a lot of options for game playing around here. We are regulars at trading in games at GameStop. But Apps for the iPad tend to stick around a little longer. Even though they stick around, and get more play than a game console game, the kids are always looking for new Apps to download. So off we go to search for a $.99 game, that many times, leaves us spending way more.

When we got the chance to check out the MyRobot Friend App from LeapFrog, the kids were very excited.

First of all, the Avatar is appealing. I realize that may seem insignificant, but as a parent, I can tell you that many times, that is how my kids shop for Apps - similar to looking for a book, you check out the cover. The App retails for $3.99, which is quite reasonable, and the BEST PART - there are NO In-App Purchases. That is music to a parent's ears! No accidental purchases or complaining and whining because they want the add-ons, which end up turning your $.99 game into a $5 or more purchase.

When you start the game, you get to select a character and add your name. There's a great little intro, that seems more like a story than instructions.

You can move onto levels, and you can win coins and prizes along the way. If you make a mistake, it gives you instructions AND encouragement to try it again.

My 6 year old took to the various modules very quickly. He had trouble with the In Reverse game, so we started it again, and with me sitting next to him, he caught on very quickly and started earning ribbons.  Needless to say he was very proud of himself. I love the graphics and the way the game is set up.

When I play a game, winning "special" items, is a big draw for me to continue playing. In MyRobot Friend, your child can unlock new outfits and accessories, without spending any additional money for add-ons or to purchase "coins".

MyRobot Friend from LeapFrog is a colorful, fun game that my kids are thoroughly enjoying. And just wait until you get to the Dance Party!! There are multiple "players" or identities that you can choose to play with, so everyone can get in on the fun.

Here's a little video about the game, so you can get a feel for it before you download:

Looks fun right? My kids are in love - I have even caught the 12 year old playing, but don't tell him I told you! MyRobot Friend brings fun and learning together, something that LeapFrog is so well known for and does so very well. I'll save you the search and you can purchase and download MyRobot Friend from LeapFrog.

catch you soon -

I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective but content and opinions expressed here are all my own. To learn more about the app, visit here #CleverRobotFriend #spon


  1. This seems like a terrific game. I bet my son would absolutely love it.

  2. It was a great little app, we love it here too!

  3. I know exactly what you mean about GameStop! That looks like a really cute game, and the price tag is right. Thanks for the review! :)

  4. We may have to try this one out! I am LOVING the no in-app purchases part!

  5. I love the no in-app purchases! That is awesome!

  6. Oh wow! I bet Little Dude would love this! I like the idea of no in-app purchases, too. ;)

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  7. Can you use this app on Android? Thanks for sharing, I am always looking for educational and fun apps for my boys.