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Bumpy Road

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Flawed-but-charming romance story told through arcade game.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Bumpy Road has its own share of potholes, but story isn't one of them. The game's real strength is its heartwarming tale of the story's central couple and their relationship. The road itself is a good metaphor for their life together, full of pitfalls, highs and lows, but highlighting the importance of perseverance. As a game, Bumpy Road isn't bad, but it's far from perfect. The control scheme isn't overly precise and learning the best times to create hills and valleys (which you do by simply touching the screen) isn't particularly easy. The music in the game is pitch-perfect, though, and will stay with you long after you move on to other affairs. Platform fans will enjoy this one, as will romantic gamers, but it's not a game for everyone.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: June 14, 2011
  • Category: Family Games
  • Publisher: Simogo
  • Version: 1.5
  • Minimum software requirements: 3.1.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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