Parents' Guide to

6th Planet

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Space-landing game holds a compelling story for older kids.

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Plot often takes a back seat in arcade games, but not so in 6TH PLANET. The game's sci-fi narrative -- compellingly illustrated through comic book panels -- tells of a brave ape named Darius who is trained by NASA to pilot a spaceship to Saturn to investigate why the planet's atmosphere has suddenly become capable of supporting human life. In story mode players complete 30 levels of arcade gameplay where they guide Darius' ship to safety by tapping the screen. Once completed, players unlock 20 new levels in Master mode, and a Chill mode where it's impossible to run out of fuel. Difficulty is manageable, controls are tight, and the graphics and soundtrack are wonderfully atmospheric. The story's cliff-hanger ending, though unsatisfying in the short-term, promises more good things to come.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: July 8, 2011
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Monkube
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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