Cars 2

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Slim and repetitive race-and-jump game.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

There are only three basic controls to learn -- tap to jump, double-tap to jump higher, and tilt. The puzzles are presented in three levels of difficulty from easy to hard. The harder levels get quite challenging.

Violence & Scariness

Cars lose energy when they hit obstacles, which is reflected in a decrease in a green energy meter. They can hit something and then catch on fire.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The game is a tie-in to the new Cars 2 animated film and features clips from that movie with its release date clearly advertised. There are also ads for State Farm as well as other Disney apps.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byconcernedparenzzz July 2, 2013

A bit violent, needs parental supervision if fans of the first movie

You know, I want to dislike this movie - it's not the quality of the first one for sure... but somehow after seeing it soooo many times with my 2 year old... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 21, 2015

Not as bad as you think

I love this game but I realized that CSM wrote a bad review on this game.So don't listen to the critics and let your child play this game.

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.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $.99
  • Release date: June 23, 2011
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Size: 16.60 MB
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later

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