We recently had the opportunity to check out the latest virtual pet app from Hot Salsa Interactive~ Zander the Alien! We easily found him in the app store, and downloaded it into my iPhone. My daughter was super excited as soon as she saw, him, he’s so goofy and cute-looking! Zander the Alien is extremely entertaining- for my daughter AND myself! He has over 70 tricks, including the ability to play a flute! He is interactive yet not very complicated. As a photographer, my favorite part (actually, it’s Ava’s favorite part, too), you can put yourself IN pictures with Zander and either email them or upload them right to Facebook. Hours of entertainment!!
Ava is a little bit too young for the language feature, but my husband and I were most impressed~ Zander comes with his own language and he actually interacts with the user. There is no manual or cheat sheet, you have to learn his language as you go, which is really awesome! We caught on in no time and had a great time telling him what trick to do, and Ava then got in on the fun in her newly acquired alien-speak! As a teacher, I love how this creatively challenges children linguistically.
Zander is the first of many Zaltovian characters and is currently available in the app store in two modes: a free lite mode, and the full mode for $1.99.
Thanks to Caitlin from Cait’s Picks (and her beautiful daughter, Ava) for the above review!0