Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Kids' app review : Horrid Henry's Big Box of Pranks

Fans of Horrid Henry are in for a treat - a brand new app has been released by P2 Entertainment called Horrid Henry’s Big Box of Pranks and it's delightfully horrid and cheeky ! As soon as I saw the words fart and bogey, I knew that Pierre would love it !

Big Box of Pranks is a collection of fun, fast and funny action-packed mini-games based on Henry’s love for all things mischievous. Featuring all the popular characters and theme music from the Horrid Henry TV series, players can delve into Henry’s box of playful pranks.

On entering the app, fans will first face ten prank challenges, which they must play as quickly as possible before they run out of lives. The difficulty level increases as the pranks progress and the action becomes more and more frantic as players must attempt to beat their own high score and to earn Prank Awards that unlock 5 additional new mini-games. There are no instructions at all and nothing to read so even very young players can find their way around intuitively.

The mini-games include:

· Super Spider Scare – Scare Perfect Peter using a fake spider! Get your timing right to drop the spider on Peter’s head to pull off the perfect prank.

· Gross Goo – Who is that at the door? Whoever it is will be getting a face full of goo ! Rub your finger over their face to cover it with goo.

· Bumper Burptastic – Henry needs to get rid of his babysitter. A gigantic burp should do the trick! Fill the on-screen ‘belch-meter’ as quickly as you can.

· Lounger Lift Off – Moody Margaret has fallen asleep outside on the sun lounger. Attach the balloons to the lounger to make her float away.

· Dino Dash – Henry’s imagination can sometimes get carried away – one of his fantastic pranks involves being a transformed into a Henryosaurus and devouring Perfect Peter!

· School Squash – Another prank from Henry’s wild imagination - Henry plans to become giant sized and stomp on the school.

· Demon Decorator – Henry has always been an artist and has found a new way to decorate his room - with paint balloons!

· Wizard Whoopee – Nothing can beat the classic whoopee cushion on a chair prank. Henry just needs to place it without being spotted.

· Flick the Bogey – Henry is an expert at bogey flicking and can hit his friend Ralph from great distances !

· Horrid Hosedown – Henry thinks he is the fastest on the draw and is challenging Moody Margaret to a quick draw super cool challenge.

You can also win ‘Prank Awards’ to unlock these bonus games:

· Super Stinker – The school smells far too sweet. Henry has come up with a stink bomb rocket to change that!

· Door Drencher – Sometimes you can’t beat the classic pranks such as a bucket of goo on top of the door!

· Fatal Fart – How can Henry clear away his enemies? A giant fart should do the job! Fill up the fart meter to let one rip.

· Mudpie Mayhem – Henry’s Mudpie Slinger is ideal for pelting enemies with mud pies.

· Balloon Bombard – What can make school less boring? Water balloons of course! Tap the screen to make the balloon drop at the correct moment.

Unsurprisingly, Pierre's favourite game is the bogey-flicking and his squeals of laughter are contagious ! Each mini-game only lasts a few seconds and the pressure is on to beat high scores so it can all get a bit manic. The app is aimed at 5-12 year olds but we've all been having a play (and a giggle), even the grown-ups !

The app costs £2.99 which seems reasonable, given the quantity of mini games - not to mention the amount of fun the Madhouse kids have been having with it !

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £2.99

Disclosure : We received a download code in order to write an honest review.


  1. That sounds like a fun app - I have a couple of nieces and nephews who might enjoy this! :-)

  2. This sounds like something my boys would like, especially if it contains the words fart and bogey!!

    Kirsty Fox

  3. Hilarious !! Never mind the kids, I'd love to try this !!