Abduction! World Attack

Common Sense Media says

Help free cows from alien ship in cartoonish jumping game.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game comes with instructions, and controls are easy to master since the character is controlled by gently tilting the phone left or right.

Violence & scariness

A handful of levels contain bombs that cause the cow to lose a life if touched. Cows also lose a life if they fall off the bottom of the screen. There's nothing graphic in either case; the cow simply makes a "moo" noise and disappears.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

A link from the main menu leads to more games from the developer that can be purchased through the Marketplace.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Mostly private, although users can post their scores to a leaderboard, using a name of their choosing.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Abduction! World Attack is a platform jumping game in which players control a cow on a mission to free its animal companions from the alien ship that has abducted them. The goal is to reach the alien mother ship in space by using clumps of earth as springboards to jump vertically while tilting the phone left or right to control the direction of the cow's jump. Cows can fall off the screen and lose a life, and a few levels have bombs that also cost the cow a life, but otherwise there is no objectionable content. This game was reviewed on a Motorola Milestone handset.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Abduction! World Attack wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Abduction! World Attack wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

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 their animal friends while hopping -- avoiding 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. Players can complete nine time trial and 22 untimed levels with about seven challenges each.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

ABDUCTION! WORLD ATTACK is an uncomplicated arcade game that offers just the right amount of variety and challenge thanks to moving platforms, bombs, and collectible bonuses, some of which actually make the game trickier by causing platforms to crumble or reducing the number of surfaces to jump on. In addition to Adventure mode, there's also Challenge, Versus CPU, and a Custom mode for designing your own levels. The game's deliberately boxy graphics create a primitive cartoonish atmosphere, and audio is limited to a few sound effects, but as far as gameplay goes Abduction! is great fun.

App details

Device:Android
Price:$1.99
Release date:October 27, 2012
Category:Arcade Games
Size:2.90 MB
Publisher:Psym Mobile
Version:1.3
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.0 and up

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