Parents' Guide to

Flippy Hills

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Confusing action without instructions, deep gameplay.

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This action game is engaging, but the novelty quickly wears off with its limited instruction and gameplay. Flippy Hills has some good points: The controls aren't overly complex, but they feature the ability to slow down the chicken you're playing with and have it leap toward both coins and the literal end of the road. Rounds also move quickly, so players shouldn't get bored playing.

That said, aside from a few words and a pointing hand graphic, players are on their own to figure out how exactly to make the chicken move without falling on its face -- repeatedly -- requiring them to start over and play again until they can get it right and advance to the next section. That isn't always an easy task. Things get confusing pretty quickly; as a result, the app can get frustrating pretty quickly. Offering an experience where users get a do-over to correct a mistake can be a positive learning experience, but throwing them into a seemingly impossible situation without any guidance can have the opposite effect. Chances are, they may initially enjoy watching the chicken fall and trying to get it to bounce further on the next try. That gets old quickly, though, when you can't determine what you're doing wrong -- which could mean players give up and decide to bid Flippy Hills farewell.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 25, 2017
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Ekaterina Vdovenko
  • Version: 1.1.63 (Android)/1.0.2 (Apple)
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires Android 4.0 and up and iOS 6.0 or later.
  • Last updated: September 16, 2021

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