100 Floors

App review by
Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Media
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Brainteasers to challenge even the most serious puzzle fans.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn a little about problem-solving strategies with 100 Floors. To find the clue for each level, kids must analyze the evidence and make informed guesses. After solving a few levels of 100 Floors, kids can recognize patterns and apply them to subsequent puzzles. Kids can also develop perseverance as they attempt to unlock each elevator through trial and error. The level of difficulty will discourage some kids; those who persevere may still need to use "cheats" to solve puzzles.

Ease of Play

The difficulty ramps up right away, and with no tips or hints, some kids could get frustrated and give up quickly. Players can find solutions by searching online, and there are also separate apps with "cheats."

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Consumerism

Banner ads run along the bottom of the screen during play. Tapping on an ad opens a pop-up screen or takes kids out of the app to a website or app store. Kids can also follow a link from the menu screen to download more apps from the developer.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that 100 Floors is a tricky puzzle game that challenges players with a set of brain teasers. Much like Dooors100 Floors presents an elevator door, and players must tap, swipe, shake, and tilt their devices in various ways to open the elevator and advance to the next floor. With no instructions or helpful hints, the puzzles might quickly frustrate young kids; the developer has a separate app with solutions. The app is free and has no in-app purchases, but banner ads run continuously along the bottom of the screen.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
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Parent Written byIpadCat777 August 18, 2012

IpadCat's Review: 100 Floors Rocks!

This game contains enticing and mind-boggling puzzles! Parents, let any of young ones TRY to play this game despite that it requires intense thinking, you may d... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old May 31, 2012

wow common sense thinks you have to be NINE for it to be on WOW. just wow.

kind of hard on some levels but really fun. not inappropriate on ANY levels that i've seen PEACE OUT!
Kid, 9 years old March 23, 2013

Not Actually For Kindle Fire

I saw my older cousin playing this game, and I thought, I've got to try this! So downloaded it on my Kindle Fire. It was really fun and VERY challenging (I... Continue reading

What's it about?

In 100 Floors, players try to open an elevator door by tapping, swiping, shaking, and tilting their devices. Each puzzle contains a subtle clue, such as a pattern on the floor or an object near the door. Players sometimes move objects or collect tools to use later. There are no additional hints or options to make the game easier, but players who are really stumped can easily find solutions by searching online.

Is it any good?

100 FLOORS is an app for puzzle lovers. The game rewards players for imagination and persistence. If they don’t mind the inescapable banner ads, puzzlers will get a thrill from figuring out the trick that opens the elevator doors.

Amateurs, beware, because the difficulty ramps up quickly, with easy puzzles interspersed among more challenging ones. And players won’t find much help within the app, though there are walkthroughs online (there are also apps for it). Players expecting 100 floors will have to wait for updates in order to play beyond the 40 levels available at the time of this review.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Play the game with your kids -- a challenge is always more fun when it’s a team effort.

  • Model problem-solving strategies by thinking aloud. Kids will learn from your example.

  • Help kids decide when it's time to look outside the app for solutions.

App details

For kids who love puzzles

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