Disney Build It: Frozen – Review

DisneyBuildIt_Frozen_IconDisney isn’t quite done with Frozen just yet – they’ve even added another mobile game to the roster! Disney Build It: Frozen allows children to build their own Frozen-themed snow globes with the help of some familiar characters.

You begin the game with a friendly guide who helps you place Elsa’s ice castle as well as Elsa herself. Within seconds you’ll be building the ice castle, Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, a sauna, and much more! By listening to the guide, as well as Anna and Sven’s commands, you’ll be rewarded with Snowgies (made famous by the Frozen short, Frozen Fever) and snow flakes. The snow flakes create snowmen, trees, and ponds which can be placed together to create Marshmallow-like snowmen, trees, and ponds.

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Additional Content

Unfortunately Olaf, Anna, and Kristof are locked behind another payment wall, but purchasing their content will allow you access to their characters, Arendelle Castle, Arendelle Town, and Troll Valley. Each pack will cost an additional $1.99 but they are currently running a sale where you can purchase all the packs for $3.99. It doesn’t state if this is a permanent sale, but I’d imagine it’ll be available for a while.

Device Compatibility

I played the game on an iPhone 6s and experienced trouble moving certain things around the snow globe due to the size of the screen so I suspect that the game is much better suited to an iPad rather than an iPhone. Based on the iOS description it also appears that the game will run on older hardware – anything after the iPhone 4. Bonus: If you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus you can use 3D touch to activate a flythrough mode to view all of your creations cinematically. You can also use 3D touch to go straight to a specific snow globe from the icon menu.

Final Thoughts

I absolutely love the style of this game. The characters and buildings are done exceptionally well. Kids will get a kick out of seeing their favorite characters in this new style and being able to build the scenes from the film – they can even leave their personal touch on each building. I do feel however that game should have been a free download with additional content like Anna, Kristof, and Olaf locked behind payment walls. Instead fans have to pay a minimum of $8 to access all of the app’s content which I feel is a little pricy for the amount of content in the app. That being said, if you have a Frozen fan in your house, $8 is well worth it for another trip to Arendelle.

While we only reviewed the iOS version, Disney Build It: Frozen is also available on Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Have you played Disney Build It: Frozen? Will you be going back to Arendelle?

 

Written by Christerical

Big dreams yield many failures so up & at 'em, kids. Writing about the massive empire that Disney's become. And honestly, I don't mind at all. Excuse me while I fan boy.

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