Get Outta My Galaxy! HD

Common Sense Media says

Fun but repetitive app stars cartoonishly violent alien.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game mechanics are adequately explained as you play -- and they're not that hard to begin with.

Violence

The entire game revolves around slapping cute aliens around in comic fashion.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

A link in the main menu takes you to a screen highlighting other games from the developer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Minor privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. With Game Center, players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender’s email address.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Get Outta My Galaxy! HD is an arcade game that positions the player as a xenophobic, slap-happy alien who's determined to rid his world of newcomers. The antihero "Waka" does this by slapping the visiting "wikus" when they get in range. Powerups let him grow much taller or whirl like a tornado. While this sounds overly violent, it's done in cartoon fashion, rather than pure mean-spiritedness. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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QUALITY
 

GET OUTTA MY GALAXY! is a game that certainly earns points for style. It's beautiful and, once you progress past the early overly simplistic levels, it's laid out extremely well. Ultimately, though, it's a game that tends to be a bit repetitive. (Occasionally sluggish controls work against it as well.) Still, there's an undeniable fun factor that comes with being a grumpy protagonist who wallops perky aliens, and the short levels make it a great choice for when you only have a few minutes to play.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Release date:September 9, 2011
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:65.60 MB
Publisher:Ookoohko Oy
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1.3 or later

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