A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Collapse! wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Ease of Play
Collapse plays like a reverse Tetris, with colored blocks rising from the bottom of the screen that must be matched to be eliminated. Tapping sets of blocks to eliminate them couldn't be easier. Speed and strategy do come into play, though, especially on later levels.
Violence & Scariness
There's bomb imagery (your character's head is a bomb) and bombs explode in the game, but they only destroy puzzle blocks. Boss monsters might breathe fire to burn away blocks or squirt black ink to block your view of the gameboard.
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Products & Purchases
While playing the Collapse! app, you are rewarded with bonuses to be used in the PC version of Collapse!
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although Collapse! is essentially a nonviolent puzzle game of matching colored blocks to eliminate them, it does contain exploding bombs and firebreathing boss monsters. No one gets hurt in the game, though, and the only damage done is to puzzle blocks. Parents also need to know that the game rewards players with bonuses that can be used in the PC version of the Collapse! game.
Is It Any Good?
With its colorful landscapes, customizable characters, and simple, easy-to-learn game mechanics, COLLAPSE! is a fun puzzle app for younger players. The quest mode even gives it a meager-but-enjoyable storyline and cool boss creatures to "battle," like the Blocktopus. While a good choice for kids, Collapse! can be equally entertaining for older players as well.
It would be nice if kids could choose puzzle mode from the menu. Instead, they have to wait for the app to introduce it. Also, the synergy between this app version and the PC version can be a bit annoying for people who don't own the latter, but that doesn't takeaway from the fun of Collapse! itself.
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