Parents' Guide to

Flip Dunk

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Ads ruin what's already an overly simple arcade sports game.

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It's one thing to make an arcade game for mobile devices that's a bit too simple; it's quiet another when that game is just an excuse to constantly runs ads. In the arcade sports game Flip Dunk, players participate in a slam dunk contest by using simple touch controls to do flips before slamming the ball in the net. But unlike real dunk contests, this has you jumping off buildings and other structures, and using multiple trampolines, in an attempt to do three, four, maybe even five flips before you place the ball in the hoop.

While this sounds like it could be a fun but simple game, it's completely ruined by an over-abundance of ads. Not only does a static one run along the bottom of the screen all the time, with a second static ads running in the main menu, but video ads pop up frequently between rounds, even when you tell it that you'd rather not watch an ad to keep going. Even worse, the game's ad mechanics seem to be out of whack because these video ads are often the same. In a half-hour, you might see long and short versions of the same ad dozens of times. And while you could always buy the ad-free version you can also just delete Flip Dunk off your device faster than you can say "dunkadelic."

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