Parents' Guide to

Geometry Dash

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire Free to try, Paid, Free Music Games
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 43 parent reviews

age 5+

Great game for children and adults alike.

Great game, had a fun time playing it over the years. While it should be acknowledged that the game promotes no educational value, (as the title would make one think) a quick glance at the gameplay would tell you that. The game has 21 main levels and over 80 million community made. While the main levels are perfectly family friendly, a small amount of player-made levels can have disturbing parts. The other reviews exaggerate this up to be some big thing, but the actual chance of stumbling upon one makes it hardly worth mentioning. Now, another concern would of course be comments, as the community (especially on daily levels) can be quite vulgar. This can be solved with the parental controls that can be found at the last page of the settings menu. Other reviews have issued concerns about their child raging but unless you’ve raised another Knobbelboy this really doesn’t concern you. To wrap it up, the game is pretty family friendly and I recommend to almost all ages.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
3 people found this helpful.
age 5+
I see a lot of bad reviews And I would like to correct them Here. #1: The Geometry Factor While Up Front the game does not Contain that much Geometry Knowledge, It's Great for showing kids who aren't Yet Developed in the Shapes Criteria some Shapes, Even more complex Squares, Different Sizes, Circles even in the Ball Game mode! #2: Rage Yes, this game Does Induce Rage. But It was Designed to! If you or your kid can't handle rage well, stick to Easier levels with Stereo Madness, Back on Track, Base after Base, Jumper, and Cycles. If you or your kid are Well handling of Rage then you can go for the Harder levels such as Dry Out, Can't let Go, Time machine, Electroman Adventures, Blast Processing, and Fingerdash! #3: The Community The Community is one of the Most Supportive Communities I know of, So much so that Even the Creator of the Game is a part of the Community and Interactive with his fans! The community it self also is Supportive of levels and Has proper Criticism instead of just Pointing out what's wrong. #4: Other Skills This game not only can Help with Geometry, But also Patience. Not just because of the Levels, but the Game itself takes so long to Update that it in a way Teaches Patience Conclusion: This game is Fine for Young Kids and Is Wonderful!

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (43):
Kids say (290):

GEOMETRY DASH is a game that will split users into two camps. Many will love the addictive nature of the action platformer, but others will quickly label it as an exercise in frustration -- and they're both right. The game is maddening, and it will drive many players to fits of rage, due to a less-than-perfect control system. (The on-screen avatar doesn't always jump the minute you touch the screen.) And the counter that displays how many times you've failed seems to taunt players.

But, by listening for musical clues and practicing the levels via the game's practice mode, it's possible to learn the patterns, which can ease the frustration. And the addition of a level-creation mode lets users design levels in an easy fashion, which extends the life of the game once you've mastered the included areas.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid, Free (A free lite version lets you sample the app; the paid full version includes additional levels, an online level editor, and more.)
  • Release date: June 3, 2014
  • Category: Music Games
  • Publisher: Robert Topala
  • Version: 1.71
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: August 16, 2016

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