Abduction! 2

Common Sense Media says

Jumping game sequel adds new modes, characters, and levels.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

A tutorial explains what to do, but controlling the game is easy since players simply tilt the phone to the left or right to control the jumping character.

Violence & scariness

Some levels contain bombs or spikes that cause the cow to lose a life if touched. Cows also lose a life if they fall off the bottom of the screen, or fall too far a distance without wearing a parachute. There's nothing graphic about these deaths; the level simply restarts.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can opt in to OpenFeint, an interactive network that allows users to upload real avatar photos, post on message boards, connect with Facebook friends or Twitter followers, and access live chat with strangers. Some safety concerns. If users opt in to Feint they can choose to share their personal information with strangers.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Abduction! 2 is the sequel to the platform jumping game Abduction! World Attack and features similar graphics and game mechanics. Players control a cow trying to free abducted animals from an alien mothership by jumping vertically on platforms while players tilt the phone left or right to control the direction of the jumps. Cows can succumb to spikes and bombs or fall off the screen, but these "deaths" are not graphic at all and there is no objectionable content. This game was reviewed on a Motorola Milestone.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Abduction 2 wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. Kids will practice manual dexterity a bit moving their device side to side to jump the cow from platform to platform but that's about it.

What kids can learn

Abduction 2 wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. Kids will practice manual dexterity a bit moving their device side to side to jump the cow from platform to platform but that's about it.

This Learning Rating review was written by Leslie Crenna

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What's it about?

Kids move their device side to side to hop a cow up from platform to platform. Kids try to collect caged animals while hopping -- avoiding spikes and bombs –- then finish at the checkered banner at top. Kids win medals and stars depending how many animals they save and how quickly they work. Puzzles are organized into geographical groups.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

ABDUCTION! 2 features an Adventure mode with 60 hand-crafted levels that require some puzzle-solving, but players can also opt for Classic mode whose randomly generated levels play just like its predecessor, Abduction! World Attack. There's also a no-pressure Kids mode where it's impossible to fail. The game has been expanded to include almost 40 unlockable animal characters, four mini-games including a 3-D mode (glasses required), and a shop where players can buy dozens of fun accessories like Santa hats, sombreros, and bunny tails. Like the original Abduction, Abduction! 2 is a simple concept that happens to be great fun too.

App details

Device:Android
Price:$2.20
Release date:April 22, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Psym Mobile
Version:1.11
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.5 or up

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