I’ve been thinking about doing this review for a while (like two weeks) but hadn’t gotten around to it. If you hadn’t seen the title I shall be reviewing the Winx Fairy School app. I’m going to start off by saying I really love this app and have been playing this throughout the summer so without anything else, here is my review.
The fairy school app is available on both iOS and Android devices, however it isn’t free. You are able to purchase this app for £4.99 or $6.99, there is a lite version (free) on the iOS but you can only reach level 3.
The aim of the game is to become a Believix fairy which happens on level eleven, the game will give you different quests which you have to complete thus earning experience points. Most quests are worth 50xp points and within each level you need 1000 experience points to level up. Bloomix will be your next transformation at level 20 but Tsumanga haven't updated their app yet, currently the furthest you can reach is level 17.
When you first start up the game you are greeted with a letter from Miss Faragonda saying you’ve been accepted to enrol in Alfea. Then you have to put in your name (for your fairy, it doesn’t necessarily have to be yours) and choose an element. The elements consist of Fire, light, life, mophix, techno and air. Sorry Musa fans there is no music but instead air.
No music option.
Faragonda then welcomes you and gives you a diary to keep up with current quests, treasure you find, your story and your inventory.
In the game you earn hearts (which is your currency that you use to buy items for your dorm or your character) and sapphires (which are used to speed the learning process up.) You can use real money to pay for more however that isn't necessary.
There are different rooms in Alfea and you unlock more with each passing level. When you first start the game, you are given Flora's secret garden, Wizgiz's Hebology's garden, Miss Faragonda's office, Stella's Boutique (in which you can change your character) and your dorm. In Flora secret garden you grow plants which takes different amounts of time depending on the item, and the time decreases by half as you become more experienced. You also unlock more plants over time when you level up. In the Herbology clases you 'learn' different spells, which also means you have to wait an allotted amount of time. You are only allowed to learn the next level of that spell if you are on that level or lower.
Level 1: 1 minute to complete.
Level 2: 2 minutes to complete.
Level 3: 4 minutes to complete.
Level 4: 8 minutes to complete.
Level 5: 15 minutes to complete.
Level 6: 30 minutes to complete.
Level 7: 1 hour to complete.
Level 8: 3 hours to complete.
Level 9: 6 hours to complete.
Level 10: 12 hours to complete.
The levels stop there as there are only ten levels. You have to master all the levels in each element (fire, light, life, morphix, techno and air) in different quests. Some levels even require items that you must prepare from Flora's garden otherwise you can't 'learn' the lesson. You only have one station to learn everything so it does take a while.
Flora's secret garden. Xalia used to take 30 seconds to make but the value goes down after time.
Wizgiz's Herbology lessons, I've completed all of the levels.
Stella's Boutique (you can buy clothes, shoes, dresses, tops etc.)
My dorm <3 yes I know a lot of the stuff is random. :P
Faragonda's office only tells you how much experience you need to level up. Over time you will unlock rooms like Layla potions lab, (who has the same concept as Flora's garden) Musa's fairy spells chamber, (who has the same concept as Flora's garden) Tecna's magic lab, (who has the same concept as Flora's garden) Paladium's Potionology class, Daphne's history of magic and Griselda's Magic archive who all have the same concept as Wizgiz, herbology.
Those who have had enough of Bloom hopefully are glad that Bloom doesn't have her own classroom (she is only your friend and you can visit her dorm.)
Griselda's Magic archieve.
Daphne's History of Magic
Tecna's Magic Lab
Musa's Spells Chamber
Layla Potions lab
Paladium's Potionology's lab
When you are close to levelling up you are presented with a bigger quest that you must complete in order to finish the level. Once you've finished the larger quest there is a bit of treasure to be found, which could be in a classroom or out side Alfea, it wont be in your dorm, Stella's boutique or Faragonda's office. (You also receive addition hearts and sapphire when you level up and how many you receive does go up with every time you level up.)
You can also add friends, visit their dorm, see their character and see their overall progress.
Overall I think this game is fun as you can customise your dorm and character and the game is quite simple to grasp. I do however think it is a bit repetitive as you have to make an item to use it for something else which does require patience (unless you were to use sapphires). I think the hearts are perfectly priced (with how many you earn in quests in ratio with how much character and dorm additions are priced.) You can use sapphires in the game and the amount you have to use depends on the time left to complete the item, I think those are over priced. Like if there were seven minutes left before an item was ready, to use sapphires that would be like a bit over 100 sapphires. Also They have only made 17 levels so you cant level up to level 18 and I've repeated lvl. 17 twice now. At first I thought it might have been that so I email the company, they were helpful but took about three days to respond.
Tsumanga (the makers of the game) have said they update every month and in an upcoming month there will be an actual battle between you and the Trix in a simulation room!
I hope you like my review and sorry if you didn't understand something, it was hard to explain some parts, if you have any question you can comment and I'll try and help.
If any of you do have this app, add me. My name on the app is Melodiee.
Images 1 and 2 were taken from link
The rest of the screen-shots are mine.