Full of strange characters
£2.99 Developer Vectorpark, metamorphabet.com Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Version 1.01
This learning app for kids starts out with the letter A. Tap it and it goes all 3D while a voice says ‘A’. Tap it again and it sprouts antlers, which can be bounced with a drag. Another tap and ‘A’ becomes an arch that begins to amble.
This sort of thing happens all the way to Z, the app revelling in bizarre forms and animations that frequently look like a modern take on things that have erupted from Terry Gilliam’s brain.
Occasionally it wobbles. The app’s a touch stiff, very definitely American (here, ‘vase’ rhymes with ‘maze’ and not ‘cars’, and the alphabet ends on ‘zee’), and fumbles depicting the odd concept, such as ‘yesterday’.
However, you can’t help but grin when the aforementioned vase turns into a vacuum you can use to suck up a tiny village! Craig Grannell