Chuck Gnome

Common Sense Media says

Fun, great-looking target game with fairy tale motif.





What parents need to know

Ease of play

Pulling back on the slingshot to launch your gnome is simple enough, and aiming is aided by a line of dots that show your trajectory. You need to hit certain targets in order to unlock new levels, which can be challenging, but this newest update finally made it obvious which targets you need to hit -- a major improvement.

Violence & scariness

You're launching a gnome out of a slingshot at cardboard targets cut to look like dragons, ogres, and other baddies. If you miss and hit a piece of scenery, the gnome comically slides down set pieces in a very cartoony way.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Chuck Gnome is a fun and comical shooting gallery game, but with no real violence. The weapon is a slingshot; the "ammunition" is a gnome named Chuck. Players launch him at cardboard enemies in a setting that looks like a children's pop-up book. Some of the scenes are potentially scary -- with angry ogres and ball of fire -- but everything (even the fire) is made of cardboard.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Is it any good?


The moving targets in CHUCK GNOME look like the cardboard denizens of a fantasy pop-up book come to life. The artwork in the app is really something special. Playing the game -- a quick pull-and-release motion to launch the gnome -- is fun and easy to pick up. And the game's sense of humor (most evident in Chuck's squeaky voice) is a blast. Unlocking new levels is definitely a challenge, as you need to hit specific targets in order to do so, but it serves as incentive to keep replaying.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:August 9, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Movable Sprites, LLC
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

This review of Chuck Gnome was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

What parents and kids say

Write a user reviewThere aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Essential School Tools