Parents' Guide to

Hit the Light

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Simple, somewhat fun arcade game for all.

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While it's very simple and shallow and won't hold your attention long, the smashing action in this arcade game may keep you entertained for a little while. In Hit the Light, you have to completely destroy a bunch of neon signs. To do so, you use the touchscreen to launch three kinds of projectiles at them: a throwing star that slices through everything, a bomb that explodes, and three metal balls that simultaneously bounce off the sides and top like they were stolen from a pinball machine. Using the limited number of these items that you have at any given time, you have to destroy the signs completely, even though they're really pretty and must've taken forever to make. You also have to judge how best to aim each of these objects, and with how much power. While this is clever for a little while, it's never very hard. It's kind of the same thing over and over, so it becomes less interesting the more you play. That's why Hit the Light runs out of juice long before any neon sign ever could.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 24, 2019
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Happymagenta UAB
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 6.0 and up
  • Last updated: July 11, 2020

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