Toca Lab Entertainment App Review (iOS, $2.99)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
423 Ratings
All Versions:
429 Ratings


Calling all future scientists!

Welcome to Toca Lab! Explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table.

Discover elements by experimenting with the lab tools!

* Take your element for a spin in the centrifuge.
* Warm them up in the Bunsen burner.
* Put the element on ice with the cooling agent!
* Add a drop or two of mysterious liquids from the test tubes.
* Change their voltage and make them magnetic with the oscilloscope.

Each element has it's own personality. In Toca Lab, what does Neon sound like? Is Gold heavy or light? Is Nitrogen squishy or hard? Explore, inspect, and study each one and let us know! Can you find all 118?

The time has come, future scientists, to head into the lab to explore and discover. Put on your lab coat and protective eye gear because things are about to get experimental!

Toca Lab is a place for playing and having fun, and with it we hope to inspire kids to explore science. While the periodic table in Toca Lab is accurate, the way new elements are created is not. Instead, it’s a fun way to experiment, discover and create curiosity in the world of science. Toca Lab is just a starting point for further exploration!

About Toca Boca
Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all - we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.

Customer Reviews

  • It's fun just don't use it as a education app ;)

    by Tom talking to me

    This app is so much fun having to change elements into different elements.even though it's not anything about real chemestery it is opinion not yours ;)

  • Toca lab

    by Katie Henninger

    I don't think the price is what it's worth maybe 0.99 Should be the price me and my friends love trying to make new creatures

  • Good but can be better

    by Beeevil9789

    I realize toca aims its apps towards children but older kids and adults use these apps too. It's a bit too simple, it shouldn't tell us how to create the next elements. It takes the fun out of discovering them and when you do discover them they only put the symbol on the element. It would be better for learning if they put the whole name of the element somewhere. I don't know if to a realizes that if they made apps like this but geared a bit towards teens that they could be making so much more money. Anyways, it's not worth 3$ yet in my opinion. If they made it a tad more complex and left some mystery to the discoveries then maybe.

  • Fun

    by Cookie cuddly

    This game is fun but what do I do when I finish?

  • Really Good

    by Fgjgfggfyghjhgh

    I Was So Excited To Get It, And I Loved It. But After A Week Or Two, It Got A Tad Bit Boring.

  • Awesome

    by Jody Vandivier

    I love this game!

  • Toca lab

    by Toca Boca builders

    It's my favorite game in the hole in tire universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's,I,I don't know what to say!It's such A good game!I would rate it agoogle stars! I play like 2 hours a day!

  • Toca boca

    by Ford 1515

    It would be better but more options in the next update and try to put more elements if u can like kind of make some of you're own but I like it it didn't make me bored

  • Please add the names of the elements!

    by JulesStrickland

    My 5 year old son loves this app. Yes I know it is not scientifically accurate, but for a young kid it is an entertaining introduction to the elements. I understand that it appeals to young kids to make the silly sounds, but please at least add the names to be read. When my son first started playing with the app, he thought the silly sounds were the elements names. I showed him a real periodic table and explained they had real names. It would be great for kids to be able to learn the names along with the symbols! I would give the app five stars, if it showed the names of the elements.

  • Wow

    by Board pro

    This game is really fun and great for kids

  • Love toca lab

    by macapp77

    Toca lab is the best game in the App Store I love it I wish I can give it 100 stars it is the best love love love it sooo much I love it I say it lots of times love love love love love love love love love it.

  • Este juego le encanto a mi hija y no para de jugar deberían poner más esperimentos y más bacterias

    by Chaned y paho


  • Needs more

    by Elizabeth HUGHES

    I think this game is very fun I am nine and I like it but I think it needs more like a second level whear you can mix them and it need s more options to make the earl aments

  • Toca Lab

    by ♥️BPM♥️

    It is fun but you have to challenge yourself on what next to do or it will bring you back to the other monster

  • Ok :)

    by Margoizzyliz

    After a while the characters look alike. So it's not as fun. I am done with the game and now I have no clue what to do.

  • Good for all other adages accept for little kids

    by Seyahni

    This game isn't really for....babies, toddlers, or kids 7 and under. It is mainly for pretense, teens, and adults.

  • This app rocks!!!!!!

    by Kiki 18 3

    My little bro loves this app perfect for children. I don't care if it's for little kids. But I love toca boca and I'm 11!

  • Lol snack

    by Channing3431234567890

    Super fun game I say it is worth the money

  • Amazing value.

    by Reeka345765

    Great deal for $3. My 3 year old is gonna be a chemist now .

  • Fun

    by Twizzler_monster

    I love this game! It's soooo fun to play and I'm always excited to see what the next one is!<3

  • Not Chemisty

    by ALA2012

    My daughter has been begging for this game. As a chemistry teacher, I agreed. However, after downloading and playing the game, I'm not sure I'm going to let her play this game. It is completely inaccurate. Elements cannot be turned into other elements by physical or chemical means. Ugh, too upset to write any more. Wish I had read the reviews.

  • Original, but scientifically incorrect

    by LittleBobJoe

    This game has great potential and is quite an original game. It also shows great dedication in every aspect of the game, but when it comes to science, it is COMPLETELY incorrect. Turning elements into other elements defies so many things scientists know to be true. If you could add your own protons or something, then this game could be more realistic. If the game fixed it's facts and possibly added some more puzzles to make the game more of a mystery, then this could be sooo much better.

  • Not for me...

    by JellyFish127

    I feel that I wasted my money on this.. It's crapy and not fun. Over time it gets real old... I suggest you spend your money on something other then this game.

  • Not worth what I paid

    by Us chan lee

    I finished the game in half a day if only I could get my money back not worth it

  • Learning the table

    by Linzd98

    It was fun for a bit but i think the elements should say their names. Its is not very scientifically accurate. It started to become very boring after a while. I beat it within 1 hour of buying it. Also what is the point of the box? It was not worth the price.

  • Great, kids fav

    by Aztecmonkey13

    Kids fav Toca Boca game. Super cute. Wish element names were included, or option to name them based on: gas, solid, liquid and color. My only compliant is once the kids filled table, less then 24hours, they lost interest. For $2.99, not the best money spent on an app for the day.

  • Eh

    by Justin bieber jb 12345679

    Its a good game but it wont let me play it anymore

  • Interface good but slim otherwise

    by 2007anon

    My daughter enjoys playing around with the lab but has grown bored with it due to its lack of depth. First the full name of elements doesn't even appear. Room for improvement- At the very least toca should allow you to click on the clipboard to pull up a "diagram" of the element with a note of its constituent particles - Neutrons, protons and electrons. The lab could decide to be less like alchemy and more like a star going supernova. The experiments could add or take away particles thus creating new elements. Or they could allow you to fuse already discovered elements together. It has so much promise but the execution on the science side is disappointing

  • Great For Kids

    by Mady-Mac

    I had my little sister play this game and she thought it was awesome and loves playing it

  • Too Short!!!

    by LunaLovego0d

    While this game is fun and entertaining, it only takes about an hour or less to finish, and is defiantly not worth $2.99. Also, for the curious student, this has no valuable information on how science works, and may even provide the wrong idea. It doesn't matter how tempted you are to buy this game, its just not a good idea, unless you have three dollars to literally throw away.

  • I think this game stinks

    by Vampire King 436

    I hate it so much it is dum But my little brouther like it.

  • Great

    by kYchandkzjb$@$3$jzk???!

  • toca lab

    by Sljk

    this is the best game!its totes redick love it. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Stop begging for ratings.

    by jemmons

    Amazing app, but what sense does it make to pop up "please rate me" boxes in a kids app? Shameful!

  • Funnnnnn

    by Flickmicdoodle

    A lot of people on the reviews are saying that app is not very fun and it needs more and does not teach you anything about science but it is fun to experiment to see what you get. I would suggest this app so I gave three stars⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Needs More

    by Tlcywi

    I think that this game has a good meaning as in that kids can explore and try different things but after a while it does seem to get quite boring. So it needs more things to do.

  • Not worth $ and a bad start to chemistry

    by Natsiebatsie

    This game was alright, but my brother who's seven beat in 2 days and didn't really learn anything from it. It's only worth 0.99 but Toca Boca always make their games at least 0.99 so fuc* you toca boca

  • It's good

    by John Miller

    This is one of the best apps I've bought for my children don't listen to other comments they are not accurate what so ever

  • Fun..

    by AppReviewer

    Its fun but misleadingly dangerous and sort of strange but fun yay me

  • Great!!!

    by The boiis

    Really great and fun games but one problem what do the question marks mean? When ur trying to make a chemical

  • Cool cool cool <3 this app

    by Cool:) :):):):)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Must have app buy buy buy!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 star rate always can get better. I wish I didn't have to guess about what to do but I think it makes me smarter so still get it

  • Fun!

    by ixworks

    Yes, it's misleading but it's a generic way to get kids interested in science. Fun too

  • Amazing

    by Larry272727

    I love this app very addicting and so much fun to play bravo toca boca

  • boring after a while

    by :)7447

    it's no fun after you discover all the elements. but it whas kind of fn while it lasted, but it was also to easy.

  • Needd more levels

    by Leslox

    Okay so this game is great <3' I loved it also did my little sister ! But we finished making all the characters and feel like it was a little to easy &' now my game,is in waist so can you please make more levels ! :)

  • Work in progress

    by Dr.Beast.67890876

    This game could be worth the amount I paid if there are improvements made to the game. It's great that there are over 100 different elements to discover, but by telling us how to discover it takes away the whole discovering part. The game would be much more satisfying if all of the elements were a mystery to find out. Also, I think there should be more options of what you can do with the elements. Add more things than just boiling, freezing, zapping, and blowing. There should be tons of different things! Also, with the test tube option, I find it pointless because on the majority of the elements it doesn't have any effect. I think on all the elements it should have a different effect, like all he other options. I also think when you do something to one of he elements, it doesn't have to turn into another element. Maybe it can have a chemical or physical change like in real science. It could change color, shape, etc. this game has a lot of potential,but I think it would be more worth the money, and be much more if if these improvements are made.

  • Missed Opportunity

    by Oscar Mike

    A fun app to be sure but is not educational. Elements are not explained nor identified. Could have been much better.

  • DONT BUY!!!

    by Babymeepling

    This game is absolutely BORING. The first few minutes is fun but then it gets boring. I bought this game for myself and I can't believe I just wasted 3 dollars on this horrible app! Please don't buy.

  • Over priced

    by Kentuckygirl321

    This game is cute but way over priced, 2.99 is to much

  • Toca Lab

    by Gummball123

    It's not very educational because the elements are not even labeled with the common name.... And it's basically the same thing 118 times. So it gets sooo boring after the first few elements.

  • Stupid

    by Influencegjhshjddjzvk

    This game us stupid and not worth 2.99

  • To much money

    by Concerned app owner

    Fun app in the beginning. Once you finish the periodic table it gets old. They ask way to much money for the app.

  • Read haters!

    by Dxififykuf

    Okay for all of you say that this isn't real science they get it but have you read anything about the app? They said they did this to encourage kids to explore the world of science! Read the game don't just play hate delete, read into your games. Sheesh. Toca boca amazing app! Nothing wrong with it I have no adds everything is amazing!

  • Not Worth Price

    by The_Arbs

    I lived the game, but finished it in one hour. A digital game should be one you can continuously play but this is to easy and you will finish it very quickly, it should be $.99.

  • What's next?

    by Random guy22867

    I love this game but I ran out of monsters to create what do I do now?

  • So fun!

    by Fidget;45)3&

    This game is soooooo fun! Everyone should own it! Worth the money!

  • Not the best


    It is not really worth 0.99 it needs to make more sence.

  • Great app...But still needs more.

    by Jendavill

    This is an amazing app but there are still features that need to be improved. (1)Tell full name of element (2)Make something happen when the table is completed AND (3)Lower price of app.

  • Really cool

    by Blueking801

    I love this game because your seeing the elements and how there made it's really fun you shouldn't believe other people because their adults and this is really fun maybe not to older people but for people under 15 it's pretty cool

  • Pretty good

    by Watch hxjeudj

    I don't know what the ??? mean ..and it's not real chemistry

  • Clever game

    by downeastdonna

    Very clever game, my son just turned 6 years old and home schooled, this game has opened the discussion of the periodic table and where the elements are on the table, what element is gas, metal, magnetic and such. He has fun discovering new elements in the lab and we discuss what each method of experiments in the lab would or could be used for in a real lab. Like others have said, you do need to explain to kids that you can not actually convert the last element found into another element on the periodic table, they are in purest form already, so that was a bit confusing, but we enjoyed the clues given to find the next element, which believe was their real intent. I wish they had a short description of each element, but we have taken advantage of researching each element as we play and it has been fun to see what year the element was discovered, many new since I went to college!

  • Not worth it

    by I was not happy

    It is not worth 3$ it should be1$

  • It's ok...

    by Elide w

    It is fun to play as a game but it's not building any child's knowledge at ALL! I don't suggest it as a learning game but I suggest it as a game to keep your child/children entertained. Also if you want this game to build the knowledge of a child or your child ,I'm in 4th grade and I know it's not giving me more knowledge and it can destroy your child's learning. If you do get this game for your child I suggest you tell her or him that it is definitely not teaching him/her. As I said at the top, it's a good game to entertain, not learn.

  • Confused

    by B happy:]

    I can't even understand what to do on this and I'm older than 8

  • My son loves it!

    by supreme overlord

    My son of 5 loves this game. Huge win on this purchase.

  • A lot of fun, taken the right way.

    by Paisleyfrog

    First off, no, this app isn’t scientifically accurate i.e. you can’t turn mercury into gold by putting it into a centrifuge. That said, it is a fun exploration of the periodic table, using some basic process of elimination puzzles to discover new elements. And while it’s not scientifically accurate, it was fun to notice little bits that are: relative densities of the elements are somewhat reflected in their characters. That all said, it’d be great to see that little bit more in this app….being able to tap on the symbol to get the full name of the element would seem to be a given.

  • It's a great game but .......

    by Cow frog

    It's a great game but I think you must have a basic to amateur understanding of the elements to get this like when you find helium the voice is high pitched but I could see how a 6 year old would not understand that it would be helium furthermore I think that you could just simply write the name out than just leave hints I have a hard time understanding what most of these are and I'm older than the average age of kids who play it lastly it would be better if you could do more to the elements that would be really fun but over all this is a great game

  • Not worth price

    by LoganSnogan23

    I like the app but I finished it and I was hoping that there would be more but I spent 3 bucks for nothing

  • Fine print

    by Grace4,2002

    Okay y'all I can see how your complaining about how it's not accurate but in the "fine print" it say that the periodic table is accurate but the formulas are not and it is just a fun app for little kids

  • It's amazing

    by Bob riverl but lol omg

    I think it is fun and F.Y.I it may not be educational but it is fun and that is what kids like.

  • Me gusta

    by Hagan Han

    Me gusta mucho solo que ya hice todos los monstruos hagan otro con más monstruos por favor... :-p

  • Wow!

    by flyingcasual

    This app has floored our 3 yr old daughter, and I love that it's making her more interested in chemistry. This and the entire Toca app catalog should be purchased. They produce the best apps for fun and development in children. To be honest, my wife and I compete for the iPad with our kids to play their apps at times. All are must-have. Keep up the quality Toca Boca!

  • Love it

    by Angellovesppl

    I give it 5 star because its fun and I play it for hour

  • Too short

    by Cookcook125

    There is not enough things to play with. COME ON TOCA BOCA YOU CAN DO BETTER!!

  • Ehhh

    by WendyChic

    This game is adorable I just wish it was more like science!! I wish you could also combine elements and actually do stuff with the things in the box. I really don't like how the magnetic guys are attracted to things that aren't even magnetic. This isn't your guy's best game but I think you can make it better.

  • Needs more

    by Roblox and minecraft girl

    I really love this app, but I think it would be better if it told you what the name of the element is and maybe a pronouncation button. Otherwise it's good to have a table by your side.

  • Experimenting on animals simulator

    by anon7899

    Don't know what I expected but this app seems cruel

  • Ehh

    by AriannaPeace!

    It's a very fun app. Playing with "elements" Only problem is, It's not teaching my kids anything. They just play around with these toy things. And like the electricity thing. My kids are actually starting to think that if they take coal and electrify it they're going to get some other weird element that they have created. That's NOT science And whats up with those question marks? We have No idea what those mean!

  • Fun...but...

    by Cleece

    Fun app, my five year likes it. However, I wish it taught more actual science, instead of just showing ways that things can be changed it would be nice if kids had more options to discover and explore.

  • Perfect!

    by Katkat0124

    I'm a kid (no hate guys) and I love toca boca! I'm not a little kid, I'm in 5th grade but I just love these games where you can create things and just customize stuff so thanks toca boca pplz! Lol

  • I love it

    by madkri03

    This is one of Toca Boca's best games. The elements are cute and the game is very entertaining. I recommend this game to any Toca Boca fan. The reason I rate it 4 stars is because you need to make more ways to change the elements. But, I think Toca Lab is a fun and cute game.

  • This app is wrong for kids!!

    by Sammielovescats

    Two things: the silly noises give me a headache, so Toca Boca, can you please make the sounds less obnoxious? And those tests do not teach kids anything about science. That's why I did not let my cousin play this game.

  • Gr8

    by Aaaaaaaaaggscfadggfaadcffsssc

    Love that you can do so much my sister loves every toca boca app 5 stars all toca boca apps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dang it

    by Nate254347

    I hate this game I want my money back!!!

  • Not bad but not good

    by Yolo.38

    This game is fun to play if your bored but, it is also teaching kids to mix chemicals. All the elements do is make sounds which can be fun for little kids. I'm only saying little kids because I'm not that little. What I think is there should be more fun ways to make the elements.

  • Eh.

    by Last raven mocker

    It was pretty boring and limited.

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