Parents' Guide to

Color Switch

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Absorbing obstacle game is more fun than frustrating.

Color Switch Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

The App That Ended "Free Apps" In Our Home

As mentioned by others, the ads in this game are crazy inappropriate on so many levels. Want to buy the 'no ads' version? $2.99 according to the app, until you actually try to check out and it becomes $3.99.... so, we deleted the app and now have a rule in the house - no more 'free apps' until you save up the money to pay for the 'no ads' option yourselves. Surely the app authors are very rich (its a very popular and good game), I hope karma catches up with them.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Bad game

I couldnt think of a better title. I have a complaint though. Color switch has been a great game, there is one fault though.... the game freezes in order to view ads. I understand that you can pay to play with no ads. BUT isn't it kinda the point to play a game to have fun with no ads?? I'm seriously considering deleting the game. Because this is an inconvenience and it's annoying...

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Though simple, it's a focused, fun obstacle game that's easy enough for older elementary school-age kids to play but difficult enough that parents can play, too. The game is visually captivating with a hip soundtrack, and, with numerous levels and modes, it could take weeks or months to begin to get bored; the bigger concern is whether kids will play it too much before they get tired of the bouncing ball and swirling colors and shapes. Ideally, the developer would offer an in-app purchase option so parents could get rid of the ads, which are distracting and targeted at adults. Also, it's troubling that there's no privacy policy, even though there's no personal information required to play. If the ads and lack of policy don't stop you, it's fun enough and worth the time and occasional frustration.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

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

See how we rate