Froggy Jump

Common Sense Media says

Hopping fun, but kids may want to buy bonuses for real cash.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

It's a pretty easy game to handle. All you need to do is tilt your mobile device in order to direct your constantly leaping frog as he hops upward from platform to platform. The higher you go, the fewer platforms there are to land on and the the game is thus more challenging, but you can go pretty far without much difficulty.

Violence & scariness

There a minor bit of slapstick violence. Your frog may, for instance, get hit on the head with a bucket. The frog can be seen with casts on arms or legs if he gets too beat up. It's all very cartoony.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

The costume shop, in which you can dress your frog in various outfits and accessories, is called "Pimp My Frog."

Consumerism

In the game, you can gather jewels that can then be used to purchase costumes and power-ups from the in-game shop. You can also, for real money (between $1 and $4), buy extra jewels from the iTunes app store.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Froggy Jump can connect to the OpenFeint gaming community and social network so if you choose that option, it is not a private.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while FROGGY JUMP is a free app, it offers impatient kids the chance to quickly stock up on jewels by paying real money for them at the app store. Jewels can be earned in the game, too, so there's no specific need to purchase them. Also, parents should be aware of the (im)mature humor in the game, like the "Pimp My Frog" store. Parents should also be aware that Froggy Jump allows players to connect to the OpenFeint social network for app gamers where players can chat with other players and connect to Facebook and other social networks.

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QUALITY
 

There's an element of skill to playing FROGGY JUMP, but it's not all that difficult, which is part of its appeal. it's one of those addictive arcade games that begs you to keep trying to beat your previous record. As your frog leaps ever higher, eventually out of Earth's atmosphere and off to foreign planets, it's fun to see the backgrounds and obstacles changing. The graphics aren't all that attractive, but for a free app, you can't complain too much. The action is fun, and that's the main point.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:April 30, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Invictus
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:iPhone OS 3.0 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written byMOVIE13 August 27, 2010
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7
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Fun and very entertaining, but.........

The game is fun and will keep kids entertained for hours! but the only problem with the game that might make it iffy for younger kids is the adds! In just a couple clicks your child can buy any game they want! (and yes it does cost real money) So if your child is say 7-10 years old remind them not to buy adds without your permission while playing the game. and if your child is under the age of 7 keep a clos eye on them when they are playing the game so they dont accidently end up byeing anything.........
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old August 17, 2012
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8
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Good Game but..

This a great website I know I checked of violence, but it doesn't promote violence you just grab a bucket on your head and hit a villan. If you have a young child make sure they are not tempted to buy things. They also exceed the advertising limit to me. I mean every game Buy this app and you will get 12 gems. It is a fun game though, you can dress your frog and buy upgrades using gems.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Kid, 10 years old August 23, 2010
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2
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takes battery space on my moms iphone but ROCKS!

i LOVE this game but my mom has an iphone and when i wanna play it,it eats up the battery...I LOVEEEE THIS GAME

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