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What 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.
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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?
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.
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