Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise

 
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Help Kitty land safely in Sanrio-themed tilt-sensor game.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise is fairly easy to get started, even if you don't read the help page. Simply pull back on the rubber band to launch Hello Kitty, and then use the tilt sensors to maneuver her, collecting apples and items and avoiding obstacles. The interface switches between horizontal and vertical, which is a little annoying but not unbearable.

Violence & scariness

When Hello Kitty runs into an obstacle, she flinches and raises her arms. Run out of "parachute power" and she falls off the bottom of the screen.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Everything in the game is Sanrio-based, and you collect items (mostly Sanrio-themed objects) that can be placed in your "Room." There is also a "more games" link on the Help menu and a link to the game's web page.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Private, but there is some optional sharing. You can submit your score to the global list, which requires entering a display name but no other personal information. Submitting a score is not only optional, but opt-in each time.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise is a tilt-and-move arcade game that features Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters. The game might be a little challenging for younger players to unlock the harder levels; however, it is otherwise safe for younger kids to play.

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At first glance, HELLO KITTY PARACHUTE PARADISE seems a bit similar to Doodle Jump or other tilt-sensor games: You pull down and let go to slingshot Hello Kitty into the air, and then use the tilt sensor to guide her safely back down to earth while collecting items and avoiding obstacles. However, the game actually provides a bit of variety in different levels and five items to collect in each level. These items can then be taken to "My Room," and the player can arrange them in a room with Hello Kitty, creating a little diorama. You can also select from six songs (or none) to play in the background, and the different levels also have varying difficulty levels. Younger children may find it a little harder to master -- if you pull back too far, the band snaps, but not far enough, and Hello Kitty doesn't launch very high. Fans of Sanrio will certainly enjoy collecting all the items and arranging them in the room. Players who don't care for Hello Kitty as much still may enjoy this simple game, at least a few times through.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:October 29, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:ZIO Interactive, Inc.
Version:1.6
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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