Parents' Guide to

Happy Wheels

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Gory, ad-happy arcade game darkly funny (for some).

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

Ok for 12+

My son loves this game and I think as long as you are 12 or over it is appropriate with only cartoon violence.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 17+

Blood,gore, violence and more

If the jets explode, the kids also explode and such levels that have big bang it's worse

This title has:

Too much violence

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is not displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (61 ):

Though covered in blood and gore, this dark and tricky physics-based puzzling arcade game is funny for some and horrifying for others. Though the violence is over-the-top on purpose and meant to appeal to a certain kind of humor, it's pretty intense. The use of kids and a man in a wheelchair only ups the ante. The volume of ads is also a potential deal breaker. Small ads appear when you die, and full-screen video ads pop up between every level. You can get rid of them for $1.99, but it may not be the kind of game you want to pay for. Still, despite the persistent ads and the cartoonish gore, if you're a mentally stable adult with a dark sense of humor and a penchant for puzzling arcade games, Happy Wheels will challenge your reflexes and problem-solving skills. However, it's definitely not an app for most kids and probably best for teens and adults.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchase to remove pop-up ads)
  • Release date: September 29, 2016
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Jim Bonacci
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: February 12, 2019

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