Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Funny genre-mixing game feels like a lost episode of show.

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Kids say

age 12+
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A lot or a little?

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

Ease of play

Game uses simple touch controls but gets complicated quickly.

Violence

Though characters do attack other characters, there's no blood, gore.

Sex

Mild sexual innuendos in dialog.

Language

Mild cursing in dialog.

Consumerism

Players can use real-world money to buy in-game currency that's used to level up characters, buy new characters, other in-game items.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

Bender is shown drinking a beer.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is a combination world building, combat, and adventure game inspired by the animated sci-fi sitcom Futurama. Which means that it has the same kind of double entendres, blue humor, and shots of Bender drinking beer as the show. Basically, if you'd let you kid watch Futurama, you can let them play this game. Just keep an eye on your wallet, as this lets you use real-world money to buy in-game currency -- pizza slices and Nixonbucks -- which are used to purchase new playable characters, upgrade ones you have, and get other boosts and in-game items. Read the app's privacy policy on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

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What's it about?

In FUTURAMA: WORLDS OF TOMORROW, Planet Express makes a deliver to Amphobos 9, only to find they've been transporting the Hypno Toad to his home world so he can hook up with a lady Hypno Toad. But their attraction, and hypnotical abilities, are so strong that they tear holes in the fabric of space and time. Which means it up to you -- as Fry, Amy, and the rest of the gang -- to save the universe. 

Is it any good?

With great presentations of the cast, art, and writing style from the cartoon, this feels like you're playing an episode of the popular show. In Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, you have to help the crew of Planet Express save the universe after it's torn asunder by the Hypno Toad and his gal pal. How you do this depends on where you are. On the ground, you help Fry and friends run errands, like delivering a package, eating breakfast, and, most importantly, clearing out the Hyponowaves so you can explore more of New New York. In space, no one can hear you scream, which is good, since gameplay turns into an old school role-playing game with turn-based combat. Finally, when you land on an alien world, this becomes a chose your own adventure game, where you have to decide how a character will behave in a certain situation, and your choice of which characters to take along on these missions could have dire consequences. In other words, this game is like a cross between The Simpsons Tapped Out, Final Fantasy, and the dialog parts of Mass Effect. The thing is, while it does all of these game mechanics well, and combines them just as well as the same hilarious sense of humor as the show, some Futurama fans may find this a bit overwhelmingly complex, especially at first. But for those willing to put in the time, or who at least put in the time playing The Simpsons Tapped Out, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is yet another hilarious space adventure for Fry and the gang.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. While this has you battling space bees and aliens, you also fight other people, but does that make you feel differently about the fighting?

  • Talk about realism. The fights in this game are cartoony, and look like an old-school video game, so does that change how you feel about the violence in this game?

  • Discuss managing your money. Given that you can earn these characters and boosts by playing or just waiting, is there a reason to spend a lot of money on this game? Conversely, do you understand why spending money on this game will lead to more games like it?

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