Awesome Penguin

 
Even for free, there's simply not enough to this game.

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Ease of play

You just flick a penguin. It really couldn't be easier.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Clickable banner ads run along the top of the screen of this free app.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

You can connect the app to your Facebook account to post scores and challenge friends.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Awesome Penguin is a super simple game in which you flick penguins into a bunch of discs and get points each time two discs bump into each other. Be aware that this free app is funded by banner ads that run across the top of the screen. Clicking some of these ads will take you to a website where products can be purchased online. Check your iPhone's safety settings to make sure your kids won't gain free access to the Internet by clicking an ad here.

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QUALITY
 

AWESOME PENGUIN looks cute and has super-simple gameplay that just about anybody of any age can handle, but that's about all it has going for it. You flick penguins into a bunch of disc-shaped candies and watch them all bounce around; points are scored each time two discs bump. And that's it. You get five penguins per game, and it's possible that you'll grow bored with the game before you even reach your fifth penguin. The app may be best enjoyed by young kids who just like to watch the commotion.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:March 10, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Moboko Studios
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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