Arthur Christmas: Elf Run Premium
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Arthur Christmas: Elf Run Premium heavily promotes in-app purchases and includes access to social networks for gamers in the app. While the gameplay itself is basic enough that early elementary school-age kids are likely to be able to play it -- basically run through houses avoiding obstacles to deliver gifts -- the amount of in-app purchases and advertising (plus the option for using OpenFeint) make it incompatible with young kids unless parents are involved.
Is it any good?
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS: ELF RUN PREMIUM is a fine game. Kids who like the movie will likely enjoy the game. But the amount of advertising and opportunities for in-app purchases overruns the game itself. Whether promoting purchasing more "treats" (from $.99 to a $49.99 in-app purchase) to suggesting kids buy more Arthur stuff like a book or the app as a gift, this app seems more about promoting the movie and finding ways to make more money off of it than providing a fun game for kids.