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Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
In FAMILY GUY: ANOTHER FREAKIN' MOBILE GAME, Peter decides to get a taco truck, but instead of tacos, he serves alcohol. Matching three of the same kinds of bottles, you initially have to get Joe, Brian, and others drunk until they pass out. Later, you have to get condoms for Quagmire, make-up for MegT, and Peter's left and right fists for the big chicken's chin. This basically means that this is like every other match-3 game, just with Peter, Stewie, Brian, and the rest of the gang making jokes.
Is it any good?
While this match-3 puzzle game is pretty typical for the genre, having it themed to the adult cartoon makes it a bit more interesting and funny. In Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game, you have to match three or more bottles of the same size and shape. Doing so will get Brian, Lois, or some other characters drunk to the point of passing out; you also get condoms for Quagmire and makeup for Meg or even land punches on the giant chicken. But while this plays like every other match-3 puzzle game around (hence it gets progressively more clever and difficult as you go), what makes it stand out is how well it uses elements of the original show. Granted, most are superficial and cosmetic, like how the characters tell you when you've done a good job and that the bomb power-up is not a bomb but instead the return pad for Stewie's time machine. But it still manages to make this funnier, and thus more enjoyable, than a match-3 game with a generic gem theme or one based on something we're not as into as this cartoon. Granted, if you don't like this 'toon, you'll quickly get bored by the characters' antics and repeated one-liners. But for those who do enjoy Family Guy, you'll feel lucky that they made this match-3 game.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about alcohol consumption. One part of this game has you getting people so drunk that they pass out. What does this teach you about drinking in moderation?
Talk about adult humor. Do you think this game would be just as fun if it didn't have the naughty language and imagery? Do you think you could make a similar game out of such a kid-friendly cartoon as Adventure Time?