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Chuck Gnome



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.

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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.

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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

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