Fix-It Felix Jr.

Common Sense Media says

Fun visualization of a game from Wreck-It Ralph.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game uses very familiar controls. Anyone who has played an old-school arcade game should be right at home.

Violence & scariness

Ralph throws bricks at Felix as the hero tries to fix broken windows. When he's hit, he blinks out of existence, and when Felix is out of lives, he lies prone with a flower and funeral dirge plays. 

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The app is a tie-in to (and marketing vehicle for) the Disney's Wreck-It Ralph movie, featuring prominent characters. Kids will likely ask to see the film after playing. The app also upsells a paid version of games from the film and has banner ads. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Fix-It Felix Jr. is a real-world visualization of the game featured in the Wreck-It Ralph movie. The game is not notably violent, though Ralph does throw bricks at Felix as he tries to fix the windows Ralph has wrecked. The game is a pure marketing vehicle for the film, though, so kids will likely ask to see it after playing.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Fix-It Felix Jr. wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Fix-It Felix Jr. wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

In this real-world visualization of the game featured in the Wreck-It Ralph movie, players use virtual stick and button controls to "repair" the damage done by Ralph to a building, while dodging bricks tossed at them and flying ducks. Kids can complete 10 levels with the free app; if they purchase the Wreck-It Ralph app, they'll get access to additional levels.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Fix-It Felix Jr. might be a tie-in to a film, but as a game, it's simple, lighthearted, and utterly adorable in an 8-bit retro way -- although we hate that it lacks Ralph's signature "I'm Gonna Wreck It!" tagline from the film. The game harkens back to the 1980s arcade era with simplistic gameplay that's still quite addictive. 

Is it deep? No. Challenging? Not especially. But fun? Without a doubt. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:November 1, 2012
Category:Arcade Games
Size:28.10 MB
Publisher:Disney
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later

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Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 December 11, 2012
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7
QUALITY
 

Fun Movie Tie-in game

After watching Wreck-It-Ralph, I decided to get this game. It's pretty fun. The graphics are great (it looks just like a classic 8-bit game). There is some violence; Ralph wrecks the windows of an apartment and drops bricks to the floor for Felix to get hit by. Felix can also die, but it's not graphic. Also, there's obvious product placement for "Wreck-It Ralph" and they encourage you to buy the full version of the game (which includes other minigames) but you don't have to buy it.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 7, 2012
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

fix it felix jr

Is it deep? No. Challenging? Not especially. But fun? Without a doubt.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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