A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to look beyond obvious solutions when faced with a problem in Dooors - room escape game-. The game is loaded with challenging puzzles and offers just one obscure hint per level. Players will have to figure out the meaning of that hint and then determine how it's relevant to proceed to the next level. Ultimately, solving the puzzles in Dooors requires more trial and error than logic.
Ease of Play
While the first couple of puzzles are easy, the game ratchets up the difficulty quickly -- and offers no hints or tips, which could discourage players.
Products & Purchases
The game is ad supported -- and an ad banner is always on screen as you play.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dooors - room escape game - is a brain-teasing puzzle game in which players solve increasingly difficult puzzles to open a door and move on to the next level. The game can get so difficult, in fact, that young children will quickly lose interest. The app is free (and free of sex, violence, and language issues), but is ad-supported, meaning you will always have a banner ad onscreen as you (or your kids) play. The companies advertised vary from game to game.
Is It Any Good?
DOOORS is one of those games that was made for puzzle fans -- and it makes no bones about it. You're plopped in a room with no explanation and expected to figure out how to open the door in front of you using only the subtlest of hints. It weeds out non-puzzlers quickly with tough gameplay (though there are walkthroughs available online), but when you solve one of the later stages, there's a real sense of triumph.
The constant ads are an annoyance, though, that could easily be replaced with a premium version of the game. And fans who whip through the 35 levels quickly will be left wanting more.
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