A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the Cars 2 app is a simple arcade game in which characters from the Cars 2 movie race along the tops of buildings and oil rigs, or over construction platforms, jumping over gaps in order to reach a finish line. It's all about timing the jumps. Cars lose energy when they hit obstacles and may catch on fire, but there's nothing that visually resembles a crash.
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Is it any good?
While the courses on the various levels of the Cars 2 app game may technically be different from one another, they all feel very much the same. This is a simple run-and-jump game (or drive-and-jump, in this case), with not much more to it. The controls are simple enough for young kids, which is nice, but the repetitiveness may wear thin quickly. You can choose from four Cars characters, but there's no real difference between them in terms of gameplay. Kids who just enjoy seeing these characters race and jump might get a kick out of the app, but the free "Lite" version may actually provide them all they need.