Danger Mouse: The Danger Games

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Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Safe, free cartoon racer does have ads, mild violence.

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Ease of Play

Fast reflexes help, but controls couldn't be simpler.


Cartoon violence: getting bonked on the head, seeing stars. 


Purchases suggested, not required. Frequent ads in between game sessions.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Danger Mouse: The Danger Games (TDG) is a free-to-play racing game based on the popular 2015 reboot of the 1980s Danger Mouse cartoon series. Though it's a multiplayer game, it contains no chatting, friending, or other social aspects, and players choose from randomly generated, G-rated user names. Optional purchases are truly optional, thanks to a generous freemium game model. While there's some violence, it's cartoonish in nature and is no worse than characters getting bonked on the head. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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Kid, 7 years old May 30, 2018

yay makes me happy

this game is so good like I love on the tv. I love penfold and danger mouse xxxx

What's it about?

DANGER MOUSE: THE DANGER GAMES (TDG) is a hybrid card-collecting game and character racing game in the spirit of Mario Kart. Set in a fictional reality show, TDG starts players with a narrow range of character cards from the Danger Mouse television series and has them use tap-swipe controls to race through themed arenas featuring different hazards, obstacles, and mini-games. Racers gain experience and rewards for each race, and rewards consist of currency as well as card packs containing upgradeable character and power-up cards. Heroes can equip up to three power-ups and/or weapons (cricket bats, milk bombs) that can be used strategically to give players an edge in the race. Players can send cards to one another for currency, unlock additional arenas as they progress, and trade earned currency for card packs. 

Is it any good?

This little racing game proves it's possible to create a good-quality, truly free-to-play app. Danger Mouse: The Danger Games' friendly approach removes all the negative aspects of online multiplayer while preserving everything fun about competitive racing. Its first good move is making players choose from pre-existing (though randomly generated) names. That means your kids' identities aren't at risk, and they won't be exposed to crude or obscene player names. The next good choice Danger Mouse: TDG makes is its lack of chat. The only communication occurs through four basic emojis (sad, happy, angry, or bored) at the start and end of each race, so there's no chance for trash talk or bullying. Even better than the social aspect, though, is the gameplay. Each hero (or heroine) has his (or her) own strengths, and these can be augmented with wonderfully silly power-up cards like Bubble Wrap or Unicorn Fart. Arenas are colorful, creative, and sprinkled with funny hazards like robots and teddy bears, which savvy players will put to strategic use. Best of all, no matter how you place -- first place or fourth -- you win card packs and currency to expand your collection. Granted, every few minutes there are some annoying ads to sit through, and the app does remind you to visit the shop and buy things. Still, progress is totally possible without spending a dime, and what's a few 30-second interruptions in exchange for this much free fun? 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes competition fun in games like Danger Mouse: The Danger Games. Is it trash-talking other players, or the game itself? 

  • Discuss modern reboots of older shows or movies. What modern reboot is your favorite, and how is it different from the original? 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (Contains optional in-app purchases)
  • Release date: August 23, 2017
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Size: 200.20 MB
  • Publisher: 9th Impact Ltd
  • Version: 1.14
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: June 27, 2018

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