A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn a little bit about budgeting and spending money as they purchase habitats, monsters, farms, and other items for their mountain in Tiny Monsters. The sim game also gives kids a chance to improve decision-making, problem-solving, and strategy skills. Kids must figure out which types of monsters to breed, how to make room for different buildings and habitats, how many coins they need to earn to make various purchases, and how much food they need to grow in order to feed their monsters. Tiny Monsters gets kids to do a little problem-solving and calculating as they play.
Ease of Play
The app is very easy to play and starts all new players with a walk-through tutorial. As players progress through the levels, each new feature includes a mini-tutorial.
Violence & Scariness
The monsters are cute and cartoony with no scary features.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One of the main activities is breeding new monsters, which players do by placing two monsters in a breeding den. While there is nothing explicit in the app, it could spark questions for younger kids.
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Products & Purchases
There are in-app purchases for coins, diamonds, and food, all of which can be earned for free through patient gameplay. Prices for in-app purchases range from $1.99 to $99.99. Each time a player tries to do something that requires more coins, diamonds, or food, the in-app purchasing options appear.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
TINY MONSTERS is a bit slow at first, which makes in-app purchases all the more appealing. However, once players have a few monsters and habitats, the monster mountain starts earning coins more quickly, giving players more play options.
A great feature of Tiny Monsters is that it's not connected to game networks and social media, though this could change with future updates. As it is, kids can play Tiny Monsters safely if parents disable in-app purchasing for their device.
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