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Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect HD

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Entertaining adventure/puzzle hybrid for iPad gamers.

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Jesse doesn't know much about her past, so when she receives a cryptic letter that promises some answers, she eagerly accepts the invitation to the Flux family mansion. Except she never expected she'd be asked to travel through time to fix a few mistakes that could alter the course of history. Such is the premise behind FLUX FAMILY SECRETS: THE RIPPLE EFFECT HD. Flux Family Secrets is a cross between a hidden-object game (that challenges you to find well-hidden objects in a busy scene) and a traditional adventure game (where you'll collect items in your inventory and use them on the environment to solve a puzzle, such placing a key in a lock).

From Confucius, the Wright Brothers, and Albert Einstein, this game has you bouncing around time to solve all the puzzles -– with great graphics and relaxing music. In some cases, the objects didn't look like the way they were described (a "green blanket" looked like a black rock), which might be frustrating. There are also more than 20 mini-games to play –- but if you get stuck on a head-scratching puzzle you can skip over it. Flux Family Secrets: The Ripple Effect HD should provide many hours of time-travel fun for those on the go this summer.

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