Parents' Guide to

Cartoon Network Arcade

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

All-ages arcade fun with heavy-handed ad presence.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Easy games to play

Many different games to play with recognizable characters. Fun games of different levels of difficulty. Downloading characters from Cartoon Network is a little too frustrating to get them all. To many copies of the same characters.

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Easy to play/use
age 18+

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (4):

Cartoon Network has built a reputation for entertaining both kids and adults alike with its wide selection of fun and creative animated series, and this app follows the same formula. Instead of choosing one series to base a single game on, Cartoon Network Arcade gives fans access to a whole library of games based on all their favorite shows. While it might be easy to dismiss the free app as just a marketing gimmick, there's actually lots of fun baked in that's sure to appeal to fans and gamers alike.

Cartoon Network Arcade's selection of games covers the gamut of mobile gaming types. From endless runner to reflex tapping to strategic building to classic puzzle, it's all here. And the only thing more surprising than the number of games is the quality. Sure, these are all quick ways to kill some time, but each one feels like it could stand on its own as a mobile release. Kids will get an extra kick out of the collectible aspect of the game, earning unique virtual figurines through gameplay, promotions, and even by watching the Cartoon Network and scanning their favorite shows with the app. If there's one gripe to be had with the app, it's the heavy advertising push it throws at kids. At various points in the games, kids are given the option to watch advertisements in return for in-game bonuses like extra time or score multipliers. While this is a staple in many mobile games, especially free-to-play games, the fact that this specifically targets kids sometimes feels a little heavy-handed. Still, for fans, it's hard not to love Cartoon Network Arcade. It's got a little something for everyone, and with more content on the way, fans should always find fun new ways to enjoy this animated arcade experience.

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