Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Continuing the sandbox/playbox style theme that’s worked so well for the Sago Mini games in the past, Sago Mini Boats is sure to be fun for your little ones. It’s a little overly sensitive at times with its controls, but you can pretty much forgive it thanks to some overwhelming cuteness.
You control Harvey the dog, as he sets sail for fun and adventure. You can choose the destination, as well as the kind of boat you control. The latter is particularly colorful with plenty of options for variety. You can opt to manipulate a banana boat or a more conventional tugboat. Even a shark or pirate ship can be controlled too. In each case, movement is much the same. You can either hold your finger to the side of the screen or drag the boat around, throwing it into the air if you want.
That’s a slight problem for Sago Mini Boats, as it means heavy-handedness can cause an issue for those children who get carried away. It’s not so much that anything goes wrong exactly, but over enthusiasm can mean you miss out on things. You can also carry things inside your boat, such as a suitcase or things you find along the way, and these can be relatively easily lost if you throw the boat around.
Minor quibble aside though, and Sago Mini Boats is still very charming. It’s designed in a way to keep kids keen to see what’s around the next corner, and you can safely leave them alone to play if you want. Sago Mini Boats was a steady delight in terms of what it had to offer - whether that happened to be a shared ice cream with a sea creature, or some hidden treasure. It’s another successful hit for Sago Sago in their continuing reign as the best children’s app developer out there.