A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Bop It! is a digital version of the popular action-based Bop It! toy. The goal is to tap, twist, flick, spin, or swipe the right control as the announcer shouts out instructions. Other than an optional connection to Facebook, the app does not present any privacy or safety issues. The announcer can be sarcastic when you lose, but there is no foul language.
Is it any good?
BOP IT! is based on Hasbro's popular Bop It! toys, which shout out instructions for you to bop, twist, pull, and spin various gizmos on the device. The app does a pretty good job of capturing the fast-paced feel, particularly when you use the optional accelerometer controls in addition to the touchscreen. With several solo and multiplayer games available, there is plenty of variety. The better you do, the more gizmos are added into the mix, making it harder and harder. The graphics and audio are faithful representations of the physical toy, and the controls are all well-designed and intuitive.
Bop It! is an addictive game that turns your iPhone or iPod into a toy, but if you're playing multiplayer be careful not to drop the device while passing it back and forth.