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Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage is an arcade toss-an-object game with a lot of cartoon violence. The violence is done to fruits with faces. There is one verbal reference to a daiquiri in the game. The app has links to the Annoying Orange YouTube page as well as links to the developer's website and other apps. The game uses Game Center to track scores and achievements.
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Is it any good?
ANNOYING ORANGE: KITCHEN CARNAGE is based on a series of online videos featuring a talking orange and various other fruits. The game works like the Paper Toss app, but instead of crumpled balls of paper you're flinging fruits with faces; and instead of a wastebasket, you're aiming for blenders, cutting boards, and oven fans. The Annoying Orange sits in the top corner making snarky comments and laughing at the proceedings, while the fruits scream in terror, anticipating their gory deaths. The game itself can be quite fun and challenging -- as you score enough points, additional fruits and blenders are added, and some of the blenders move to make them harder targets. However, because of the various links to other sites and the glorification of violence (albeit to fruit), this game is not appropriate for younger kids.