Cartoon Wars

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Stick figures wage epic but innocuous battles.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

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Ease of Play

The play instructions and menus are not very well written, so getting up to speed is a trial-and-error process. It was easier once we figured out that "mana" means energy and that the arrows can kill your own soldiers with friendly fire if you don't periodically readjust the automatic bow.


Cartoon characters fall and spurt blood when struck by swords or hit by arrows. However, you can turn off blood in the settings so that encounters are splatter free.


One link inside the app leads to more games by the developer. However, the ads flash by so fast it's impossible to tell what they are.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this popular castle-defense game is a little violent but relatively harmless fun. The blood can be turned off in Settings.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAnita T. August 5, 2016
I just recently installed this game out of curiosity, and not that there is anything wrong with the game per se, but I have a problem with the inappropriate gar... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old May 1, 2012

Pretty good app.

Cartoon Wars is a fun game, but not the best. You pretty much send out ninjas, gunners, and wizards to kill the other army. There is a small bit of blood, but n... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old September 22, 2010
There is a blood filter, so if kids use that its fine for 9+, but if they wont, just do it at night or delete it. Its super hard though.

Is it any good?

It takes a while to warm up to Cartoon Wars, a game that would be a lot easier to play if the instructions weren't so poorly translated. But after playing for a while we could see its appeal. The object is to send forth enough stick-figure soldiers and shoot enough arrows from the top of your castle to stem an advancing army. Battles go on seemingly forever, as factions push back and forth. Adrenaline junkies will find it tedious.

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