My little guy (nearly two) loves trains and Chuggington so I got this app for £2.49 and he loved it. Then I noticed a free version! Hmmmmmmm..... After a bit of emailing to amazon (very quick and helpful customer service emails) and downloading both versions I found....
The £2.49 app is very good. The 3D feel/effect is very well done. You get a nice little story with ten little games you can earn badges on as part of Chug Patrol. If you want to go straight to a specific game the contents page lets you do just that. Every game has loads of areas you can tap for little effects and the trains say lots of their little phrases with the proper voices. A couple of the games are a little fast and take very quick reactions but most of the games are simple enough that little ones will adapt to the pace pretty well.
The free version gives you the first three levels and story pages (breaking logs to clear the track, hooking quite fast red cards and pulling a trapped train free) then you can purchase the full version for £1.49. The £1.49 version is exactly the same as the £2.49 version! You may even find the first three levels more than enough to keep your little dude happy for a while.
Great interactive app - a book of sorts but with interactive tasks to do along the way. My train mad 2 year old loves the activities which he can do himself but isn't that interested in listening to the story yet (he just wants to move through the tasks). I would recommend this. We tried the free version first (which I would recommend as a trial in case it's too basic for older children) but as my son and I loved it so much, I paid for the longer version. If my son understood the process of rating apps, I'm sure he would give it 5 stars.
Brought it for me two year old. Who can sit there happily playing while I sort the washing out. He doesn't even need any help with the game. Suitable for all ages who loves watching Huntington. A brilliant buy worth the money