Dr. Panda Trucks by Dr. Panda Ltd. is a brand new Dr. Panda themed app featuring 7 unique vehicles. The app features a bulldozer, dump truck, truck with wrecking ball, army style truck which shoots cannon balls, crane, and a cleaning truck. My son had so much fun building with Dr. Panda. This app is full of fun – first you demolish the existing building using a variety of trucks and then the building begins. After demolishing the building – you go over to the brick factory to get bricks to build your new building. Then you can head for paint or go to the construction site and start building. After you get to the construction site – you move a lever and dump the dump truck which then creates a building. To put the finishing touches on you can head over to the door and window building to load up the dump truck. We used the crane to move the windows on top of our newly constructed building. When you open the app, the trucks are all neatly parked – you can either drive them from the parking lot or access them from a top menu which is accessed via swipe at the top of the screen. I enjoyed hearing my son narrate a bit as he picked his favorite trucks and was building. We named colors, favorite trucks and described what we were doing all while playing with the app. It’s a great app to use your imagination with as well as practice fine motor skills.
My son’s favorite part was getting bricks to build the new building. He loved seeing them sort and organize themselves into the back of the truck. He also liked making the different truck noises including beeps, saying “watch out” when he dumped the dump truck. You can build up to six different buildings at a time. My son loved scooping, pushing, building, expanding the buckets, dumping and more. As a parent I loved the variety of buildings kids could make as well as the variety of things they could do. The hidden surprises like the mud that made the trucks spin made my toddler smile. His favorite truck was the street cleaner which picked up the mess.
In terms of enhancements – my toddler said the horns didn’t sound like big trucks. At times, he had a little bit of trouble navigating using the bars to move up and down the various items as they were not typical of items he usually saw. He also wanted to make the army style truck shoot higher but neither of us could figure out how to make it do that. It would also be fun to have a variety of buildings to choose from to build rather than having the app choose. I’d also like to be able to choose the shape of the bricks I wanted. Another wishlist item would be the ability to navigate all within Dr. Panda apps – similar to Dr. Panda Town.
The app is free with in-app purchases (IAP) for all buildings or all trucks – if your kids like the app I would suggest paying for the unlock all. There are advertisements for other Dr. Panda apps on the splash screen. External items are parental gated via birthday.
Overall, this is a super cute construction and truck themed app that will have your preschooler and older kids building for hours. You can knock down the building, head to the factory for new blocks and build your new creation all in moments. It’s a fun game to play on the fly or to entertain your kids for a longer period of time. You can read our roundup of all the great Dr. Panda apps we have reviewed here.
Dr. Panda Trucks
by Dr. Panda Ltd
Clear the way for Dr. Panda Trucks! Master the machines, build funky constructions and blast them to pieces on your very own construction site!
NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.
Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.