Parents' Guide to

Animation Throwdown

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Simple but fun card battle made for fans of mature cartoons.

App iPhone , iPad , Android Free Card Games
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+



This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Though there are deeper and more complicated card battle games, few are as weird and funny as this cartoon-inspired one. In Animation Throwdown, you basically play the card game War, but with characters from the adult cartoons Family Guy, King of the Hill, Futurama, American Dad, and Bob's Burgers. You even get to combine some cards into better ones. Put Hermes from Futurama with "Sports," for instance, and he becomes "Limbo Champion," and his attacks are raised from a 4 to a 6. But while this can be engaging if you enjoy card battle games and these animated sitcoms, you need to be fans of both to really find this fun ... and funny. While the gameplay is hardly shallow, it doesn't have the depth or complexity of similar games. It also has the same weird and often rude humor as these shows, especially where Family Guy and American Dad are concerned, so only older fans need apply. But the biggest problem with a game that focuses on animated TV shows is: Where the heck are The Simpsons? Despite these issues, though, fans of similar card battle games and these 'toons will have fun duking it out with Animation Throwdown.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 25, 2018
  • Category: Card Games
  • Publisher: Kongregate, Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.79
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.1 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: February 24, 2020

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