What parents need to know
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.
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.