Flip Master

App review by
Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Amusing physics-based trampoline sim pushes ads, purchases.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Simple controls, but timing is everything. 

Violence

Some nasty-looking landings, no blood, gore.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Purchases aren't necessary, but ads are near-constant. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Flip Master is a sports simulator that features athletes doing trampoline tricks. Rag-doll physics make for fun trick simulations but painful-looking landings when tricks go wrong. An in-app shop offers alternate athletes, trampolines, and power-ups. Players earn app currency to buy these things by playing well; otherwise, real-world money provides an optional shortcut. Players can also earn app currency by watching ads for other games. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7-year-old Written bywykshj February 20, 2019

Too many ads

I freaked out after seeing my 7 y/o play the Flip Skater version. There is literally a slot machine that the user has to watch to get coins, as well as repeate... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byLumos Maxima July 15, 2019

Great game, but too many adds

Enjoyable. You can play as much as you please, with no energy or lives finishing. Daily challenges are fun. You have to earn coins by collecting them and you ge... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old March 11, 2018

Really cool and hilarious game is worth it!

The only violent thing about the game are the landings. You can throw your character off the trampoline and they have a pretty nasty landing. However, there... Continue reading

What's it about?

FLIP MASTER avoids story to focus on different athletes strutting their stuff on the trampoline. Controls are simple: Just tap and hold various icons to perform different tricks. The longer you jump without landing on your head or hitting the edge of the trampoline, the more points your character (be it man, woman, dog, or even dinosaur) scores. Jumpers earn coins as well as points as they jump, and these can be used to buy power-ups that improve athletes' performance, or purchase additional athletes and trampolines. Periodically, gameplay is interrupted by an ad for another game or service, and players are encouraged to watch more ads to extend gameplay or earn additional coins.

Is it any good?

This app provides a fun, more balanced amount of play from the developer's previous flipping game, Flip Diving, as long as you're willing to wade through lots of ads. The trampoline setting is more forgiving, allows more room for error, and gives players more time to improve their skills. Because of this, earning new items and tricks is less of a grind, and short play sessions can still feel worthwhile. Some things remain the same -- spending coins to spin for random items/power-ups for instance -- but again, since it doesn't take as long to earn currency, the random aspect isn't as bothersome. Also the same are the invasive ads. There's no option to pay for an ad-free version, so every few levels you have to sit through an ad for another game or service. On top of that, you're given the option to watch ads to earn coins. Yes, this is optional, but since doing this is a fast-track to in-app purchases, it's too tempting to ignore. Still, even with the ever-present ads, Flip Master is a distinct improvement on the previous app and successfully ups the ante when it comes to mobile entertainment.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about advertising in apps. How much time do most apps like Flip Master expect you to spend watching ads compared to having fun? 

  • Think about the value of time versus money. When it comes to apps, how do you decide which is more worth spending?

  • Discuss your tolerance for in-app ads. Are they a good exchange for a free app, or is it better to pay for an ad-free app?

App details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love physics-based games

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