Developer: You-Betcha Interactive
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★☆☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Scarred for life is an understatement here.

Remember the old Conan skit where he would take two people that were dating at the time and then mix their photos together to create their new children? Well this is what the Home Gene-Splicing Kit can do for you. It lets you isolate the head from the eyes, mouth, and nose to create a horrible, horrible creature.

The process is fairly simple and works well, although the menus are a bit slow and cumbersome. You simply take a picture of someone or something, resize the image to conform to where the app things all the parts of the head should be, and violá! From there, you go to the gene splicing lab where you can mix and match to your heart’s content with the photos that you take, along with the collection of people and animals that are already included in the app.

Want to see what you would look like if you were crossed with your dog? Or you, your significant other, and a sheep? By all means, give it a whirl.

To test the power (the awesome power) that the app holds, I decided to create a man-dog. Taking the picture of my head worked great, but the dog was a bit trickier. After taking the picture of the dog, the app wanted me to resize the dogs head to fit in an outline of a human head. Given the my dogs head, along with most dogs, is more of a box than an oval, I had to take a few pictures to be able to isolate the mouth from the rest of the head.

In the end, I was left with what looks like a superhero with a mask that looks like a dog. It’s frightening. Pick this one up at your own risk.

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