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What parents need to know
What's it about?
GLITCH DASH takes a futuristic spin on the endless runner category. As with most runner games, players proceed automatically down a path, swiping left, right, up, and down to avoid obstacles. Along the way, they'll try to collect diamonds and crowns. If they die on the way to the level's endpoint (and they will -- the game is designed to be brutally challenging), they can continue from that checkpoint by watching a video ad. Players only have a certain number of lives, but those eventually reset over time.
Is it any good?
If you're looking for a difficult challenge of your reflexes and skills, you've found one with this fast-paced action game. Glitch Dash takes the endless runner formula and ramps it up to an extremely challenging mode of play. You'll need lightning-fast reflexes, and even then, you'll need to replay it multiple times. It's infuriating. It's addictive. And it's fun. (Plus, it has a great soundtrack, with music that fits the on-screen action.)
There are some issues, though. The game has a ton of ads if you don't buy the premium version. The limited number of lives and checkpoints (which can also be circumvented with a purchase) can be frustrating, too, if you're regularly falling just short of completing a level. They're minor annoyances in the long run, though. Ultimately Glitch Dash is that game that will both drive you mad and keep you playing.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can also talk about consumerism. How do you resist impulse purchases when they're frequently presented to you? Is it better to wait and save your money?
Talk about positive character strengths like perseverance. How do games like Glitch Dash make you interested in trying to succeed again, even if you've failed multiple times before?
How can replaying games like Glitch Dash that rely on fast reflexes improve your reaction time in real life? Can you use these skills in other situations?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 17, 2018
- Category: Adventure Games
- Size: 163.80 MB
- Publisher: David Marquardt
- Version: 1.1.2
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later; Requires Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: July 11, 2020
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