Fun Run - Multiplayer Race

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Cute forest creatures belie violent content in racing app.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Fun Run - Multiplayer Race wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. 

Ease of Play

The game has only one real control -- a jump button. Otherwise, it's about avoiding obstacles, timing jumps properly, and using your power-ups to slow down your opponents. 


There's a surprising amount of violence, given the cute, woodland stars of the game. Players can zap others with bolts of lightning (rendering opponents to nothing more than a skull), attack them with buzz saw blades that slice them in half (and coat the screen with blood), and behead them with a bear trap (splashing the screen with more blood). 


Usernames are not filtered, so it's possible for players to choose one with inappropriate language. 


Players can buy different appearances for their characters (and different characters altogether) using in-game currency, which can also be purchased using real-world cash (in amounts ranging from $2 to $25). 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fun Run - Multiplayer Race is an action racing game that is played online against other people. The game appears very kid friendly from the characters and screenshots, but it's loaded with violent moments, such as bear traps that decapitate players and saw blades that slice them in half. The violence is meant to be comedic, though, as opposed to malicious. There are also in-app purchase opportunities, though these are strictly cosmetic. The multiplayer mode does not allow players to speak with each other, but inappropriate user names can be entered. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7-year-old Written byJamieS 3 May 16, 2015

Players can talk with one another

The review on Common Sense Media says players cannot talk to one another, but that is not true. If you are invited into a race, you can privately chat with othe... Continue reading
Adult Written byViiaa August 14, 2019
Teen, 13 years old Written byBenjamin12367 September 16, 2016

worse than the second one

It is bloody and gross. The second is better graphics but more bloody. If you don't want your kids seeing a lot of blood and gore then this series is not f... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old January 24, 2015

Fun Multiplayer game

Fun Run is a mobile app where you race against real people, trying to get to the finish line first. When, you do this, however, you can use saws,Rocket,Lightnin... Continue reading

What's it about?

Players race three other people in a short race that's loaded with power-ups. A button on the left side of the screen lets players use whichever power-up they've most recently acquired, while one on the right lets them jump in the air. Success in the game is less about timing and more about acquiring the right power-ups and using them judiciously. To win, you'll have to kill your opponents (who respawn instantly) and avoid their traps.

Is it any good?

Fun Run - Multiplayer Race is a title that will surprise you. Its cute creature avatars and fantasy settings aren't where you'd expect a bloody, chaotic battle to take place. That makes it inappropriate for young children -- but it is an entertaining game for mature players. 

Like Mario Kart and other good racing games, the appeal here is the regular supply of power-ups and their diverse functions. Winning isn't about carefully navigating a course, it's about blasting your opponents and slowing them down (though taking pains to ensure you're not a victim of your own actions). The multiplayer modes are well done, and the game isn't overly complicated, meaning you'll find yourself playing again and again. 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 15, 2012
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Size: 10.60 MB
  • Publisher: dirtyBit
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: August 18, 2016

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