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Chicken Rescue

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Cute tilting challenge is full of costly in-app purchases.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are very responsive. The game gradually increases in difficulty, introducing new features and challenges throughout the first levels and providing reminder tips later. Success requires rather precise tilt control, but players can also choose to use a joystick instead of tilting their device. Playing well earns coins that can be spent on costumes or enhanced features, such as extra health. Players can save their games on iCloud.

Violence

Your chicken can wear costumes to look like a ninja, vampire, and zombie.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Coins, which are earned in the game, then used to upgrade your chicken's health or power, can be purchased within the app for as much as $49.99 for 200,000 coins (or as little as $.99 for 1,000 coins). Players also repeatedly make "purchases" in the game using their coins, which may confuse or desensitize kids trying to avoid spending real money. Players can earn 500 coins by rating the game 5 stars. Other in-app purchases include costumes for your chicken, at $.99 each or $1.99 for all nine. The two main menu pages also include links to purchase more apps by the developer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Chicken Rescue is a fun and family-friendly tilt game with no mature content, but a lot of in-app purchases. Players tilt their device or use a joystick to navigate a mama chicken searching for her chicks, while avoiding various obstacles like pigs and cacti and winning coins by collecting flowers and busting through boxes. Coins earned in the game can be used to purchase special costumes, extra lives, and other features. Several of these features or game coins can also be purchased using real money, which can get expensive quickly (ranging from $.99 to $49.99). Coins can also be earned by giving the app a 5 star rating, so take the reviews with a grain of salt! Users can save games on iCloud and share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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What's it about?

Players tilt their device or use a joystick to navigate a mother chicken searching for her chicks, while avoiding obstacles and winning coins by collecting flowers and busting through boxes. The game gradually increases in difficulty, introducing new features and challenges throughout the first levels and providing reminder tips later. Success requires rather precise tilt control, but players can also choose to use a joystick instead of tilting their device. Playing well earns coins that can be spent on costumes or enhanced features, such as extra health.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

CHICKEN RESCUE is entertaining and often adorable, with responsive controls and a variety of challenges to keep things interesting. The star ratings and ability to upgrade give it high replayability. However, the constant purchasing of extra lives, costumes, and upgrades using game coins almost seems bound to confuse kids into trying to make real in-app purchases, which are pervasive and expensive. If your kids want to play, use this as an opportunity to talk the value of a virtual dollar

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:November 16, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Size:19.20 MB
Publisher:Ayopa Games LLC
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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No!

This movie is awesome. Kids explode within contact of reading this song, and they're blood is actually octopus juice, which tastes great if you broil buttsacks and then they get so excited that the turtles are forced to drink water. Considering this radoskit has nothing do to with turtles, it has to be amplified by a bag of popcorn. My kids like Sod of Mooty, if you meant what i know, and Lord of the rings is just like Todo from wizard of oz but without the mothering llama because of cutuinhew****ers like myself that think they can eat any type of rear end they can't. SING WITH ME. SING FOR THE TEARS. I have to pee. Gordon Freeman is not the lazors of the chambooko,. By the way, My son was playing this book with me, and his name is Bokowokojumbiakowoohoo. Be jealous, cactus! Corn. Quorn. Korn. Don't snort oxygen. Peace home slicers! Common Sense Media sucks. Never trust a word it says. seriously. Every chicken video game out there they rate not for kids, even dora! I MEAN FALLOUT ISNT THAT LORD OF THE RINGSY, EVEN WITH FRODO BAGGYPANTS. Dovahkiin? I like Skyrim Sword. J.R.R. Towlekien.
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