Parents' Guide to

Crap! I'm Broke: Out of Pocket

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Do jobs, earn money, pay bills in clever arcade game.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Crude name

"Crap" in game's name. A nipple. Violent. No crude humor.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1):

While it's really just a collection of simple mini-games, putting the specter of starvation and eviction over your head makes this arcade-ish life simulator a lot more fun. Originally released as a web game, Crap! I'm Broke: Out of Pocket casts you as a kid who just got his first apartment and has to take lots of temp jobs to buy food and cover his other expenses, including some that are unforeseen. The mini-games are amusing, but even cooler, your entire life is lived in a Picasso-esque cubist world. Just don't get too distracted by the scenery. Not surprisingly, this game can sometimes be as frustrating as working a minimum wage job. The "quit" button is so big that you'll sometimes accidentally quit your job, especially when frantically cleaning plates at the diner. Also, as in life, some of your jobs are more fun than others. But for the most part, Crap! I'm Broke: Out of Pocket is a clever collection of mini-games that motivates you to keep at it, even if the specter of death hanging over your head is cubist cute.

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