Parents' Guide to

Don't Touch the Spikes

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Flappy Bird meets Pong in addictive arcade game app.

Don't Touch the Spikes Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

What about birds?

I don't know if it is just me, but birds have a life on earth. I let my school kids try it, but the bird in the game would die over and over. I had to have a whole lesson on birds to show that they did not have over 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 lives.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 8+

i love this game!!!

I love this game it keeps me occupied and my little sister too. But what would be really cool is a bird called the random bird and if makes different t faces every time it bounces and the little bubbles it makes are different faces too... It would be worth 5000 candys.... How many of y'all think this is cool

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

At first glance, DON'T TOUCH THE SPIKES appears to be nothing more than a Flappy Bird clone. But after a few minutes of play, it's clear the designers took the popular 8-bit bird and transported it to a less frustrating but just as fun environment. You'll still die a lot here, but it won't feel like it's because the game is designed to make you fail. And that makes it easier to play again.

There's something Zen-like about tapping that screen and trying to better your score. And by summoning that competitive aspect -- whether with friends or against yourself -- the game manages to hook you.

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