Parents' Guide to

Band Together

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids help critters avoid deadly hazards in tricky puzzler.

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Only a select few puzzle games manage to be charming. Band Together hits that mark while still presenting a challenging and thoroughly enjoyable set of puzzles for players to solve. The game borrows equally from Lemmings and LittleBigPlanet, with plenty of fresh twists -- including a few puzzles where you'll need to sacrifice one Bandie so the others might survive.

The game's controls aren't perfect, which could lead to unnecessary Bandie deaths, but it's easy to restart them and there are no penalties for trying multiple times. The game is full of style and put together wonderfully. The biggest complaint puzzle fans will have is it ends too quickly.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : hypothesis-testing, problem solving, solving puzzles
  • Release date: June 20, 2012
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Backflip Studios
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 19, 2016

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