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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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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.
For kids who love racing and action
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