A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Simple touch controls, but gameplay is challenging, especially at first.
Violence & Scariness
Players kill enemies, but they're destroyed with light, and the game's stylized/pixelated visuals keep it from being gory.
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Products & Purchases
Players can either buy in-game coins or earn them by playing or watching ads. These coins are used to improve flashlight, change its color, or buy different playable characters. Ads also appear between rounds, and there's an option to buy an ad-free version.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
While this clever arcade game can be fun, the gameplay and heightened focus on squeezing cash from you can be very frustrating when you first start playing. In Ghost Pop!, you're a red hood-wearing young woman who's out for a stroll through a scary forest when you come upon a bunch of scary monsters and super creeps. Good thing you have a flashlight and they have an allergy to light. By sliding your finger left and right, you shine your flashlight on your enemies, making them, well, pop. The problem is that you clearly bought a cheap flashlight, and you're using the batteries that came with it, which is why, when you first start this game, you die rather quickly and often. It's only after you play a while (and, let's be honest, watch a bunch of ads to triple your take-home pay) that you'll actually last long enough to start enjoying this clever arcade game. Which is why, though it's initially annoying, you'll soon realize that once you Ghost Pop!, you just can't stop.
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