Finger Physics: Thumb Wars

 
(i)

 

Friendly global competition adds extra fun to puzzle game.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Early puzzles are easier, later ones can be incredibly difficult to figure out. You'll need to use a lot of trial and error.

Violence & scariness

Some mild war imagery (soldier uniforms, helmets).

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can opt in to Open Feint, an interactive network, which allows users to upload real avatar photos, post on message boards, connect with Facebook friends or Twitter followers, and access live chat with strangers.

Some safety concerns. If users opt in to Open Feint they can choose to share their personal information with strangers.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Finger Physics: Thumb Wars is a brain-challenging puzzle game. The app will want you to input your location, but only so it can tally your scores along with the others from your state and/or country. There are weekly and daily announcements of winners in the global "Thumb Wars."

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The concept of pooling scores from all the different countries and states where people are playing the app, and then awarding titles to each week's winning places adds a nice bit of national and local pride to a puzzle game like FINGER PHYSICS: THUMB WARS. The war imagery is not overdone (it's mostly just in the logo) and this generally seems like Olympics-style friendly global competition. As for the puzzles themselves, they're just as great as the ones in the original Finger Physics: Finger Fun app. You'll have to stack shapes atop one another and prevent them from falling; you'll have to break "glass" shapes in just the right places to make a circle roll to its target. There's a lot of trial and error involved, but it's an incredibly entertaining process.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$1.99
Release date:July 22, 2010
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:14.00 MB
Publisher:PressOK Entertainment
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 2.2.1 or later

This review of Finger Physics: Thumb Wars was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Write a user reviewThere aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass