Parents' Guide to

Flippy Race

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Jet ski racing game undermined by greed, bad controls.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Great game!

The game is super fun and this website put too much emphasis on the coins; that really isn’t the fun or the point of the game. The coins allow you to get cool new boats/jets that are totally optional! The fun of the game is racing! As for the ads, just turn the wifi/data off on the device and there are no more ads!! (Simple right!?)

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 2+

the best game ever

tell your kids to play it this website is trash

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While this is yet another mobile game that's made insufferable by having so many persistent ads, this one wouldn't even be fun if it was ad-free. In Flippy Race, you have to race a jet ski in a straight track of water that has hazards and waves that send you flipping into the air. That means you not only have to steer well, you also have to land upright so you don't sink. Though, on the plus side, there are lines of gold coins magically floating over the water you can grab. These coins, plus gems you earn by completing certain tasks, can then be used to purchase some fun jet skis.

It's just too bad this game is also really greedy. Not only does it randomly show video ads after some races, but there's a static ad on the bottom of the screen during every race. And removing these ads -- for the low, low price of $2.99 -- won't help, since this has wonky controls that make steering and landing correctly rather frustrating. It's almost like someone swapped the water for oil or something equally viscous and slick. Which is why you're not going to flip over Flippy Race; it's a game that sinks instead of swims.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 25, 2019
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Publisher: Ketchapp
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: March 4, 2019

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