A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Feed That Dragon challenges kids to "deliver meals" to a chained dragon by shooting the objects -- fire bombs, donuts, etc. -- to the dragon by moving a series of boards into certain positions so items bounce off them on their way. This requires some forethought, strategy, and logic, while still being fun. Quite a few of the beginning levels of the game are just challenging enough to require thought, while still remaining solvable. But as you get to higher levels, the optional solutions will likely be needed by many players in order to achieve the right trajectory. Some solutions are free, but then players need to pay for later ones. Players don't have to pay to unlock other areas of the game, but you do have to complete the previous area to advance, which may very well mean the purchase of solutions.
Is it any good?
It can be a lot of fun to set up this game and see where the food flies in FEED THAT DRAGON -- hopefully to the happy, puppy-like dragon. But as the game progresses the puzzle solutions become so maddeningly specific that many players will need to use the solutions provided by the game itself, first for free and later for a fee. Younger kids especially may quickly get too frustrated to enjoy the fun graphics and truly thought-provoking elements of this game. In the end, how much fun a player will have with this app essentially comes down to how many levels do you want to progress, how many times are you willing to keep trying, and are you willing to pay for solutions?
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