Clueless

Common Sense Media says

Fluffy game lacks movie's depths but is harmless fun.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The matching and memory games are kindergarten-level easy. Navigation is sometimes confusing, though, and sometimes there's no way to back out to the main menu without relaunching the app.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Relationships are limited to matching girls with boys they like, resulting in "adorable" couples.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Material possessions are heavily emphasized, but there are no ads or outside links to product pages.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

In order to save scores and awards, kids have to create a profile on AGON, a social play network. However, players can stay anonymous by using aliases and do not have to share location or any other information if they don't want to.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that his game is loosely based on the 1995 teen movie starring Alicia Silverstone as a well-meaning matchmaker. Unlike the movie, which was considered a successful remake of Jane Austen's Emma, Clueless the game doesn't have much emotional depth, just fashion, dating, and makeover exercises. On the upside, the main character is very considerate of others' feelings.

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QUALITY
 

Clueless is a dress-up and BFF game. In timed mini-games you recreate ensembles from memory, give cute gifts, and find dates for friends. Fashion faux pas are met with spoken Valley Girl "Ewwww"s. Level up from the classroom to adventures at the mall and parties. The colorful graphics, very basic animation, and perky sitcom-like background music is pleasant enough, but only tweens will be entertained for long.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:January 8, 2010
Category:Adventure Games
Publisher:Paramount Pictures
Version:1.20

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