Parents' Guide to

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Surprisingly average game from popular TV series.

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Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time should have a lot going for it -- well-known characters, familiar enemies, a dynamic universe. This app, though, stumbles by making the characters mere shadows of their onscreen selves, especially in making Amy Pond a helpless stereotype. It's disheartening when, faced with moving an obstacle, she says things such as "I can't push a block. And even if I could, it would be unladylike." The game's puzzles are challenging enough without being overly difficult. And the music, taken from the TV show, adds to the ambiance -- though reading the text instead of hearing the actor's voices does detract from the experience. Diehard fans of the show might be happy to have a Doctor Who game on their iDevice, but casual fans and newcomers will wonder what all the fuss is about.

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