Parents' Guide to

Hovercraft - Build Fly Retry

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cool 3-D modeling, racing, and revision; lots of ads.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Child Friendly

This is a game where you practice designing a hovercraft and driving it There is little violence and the ads are about other games and nothing inappropriate.

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Easy to play/use
age 18+

Extremely Adult Ads

My 10yo loved this game (he rated it the five stars), until I took it away. I cannot allow my son to use games - even kid-friendly ones - that have ads depicting a scantily-clad cartoon threesome in bed advertising a movie-making app. He's sad, but we'll find a more suitable alternative.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

Putting aside the barrage of ads, Hovercraft - Build Fly Retry is a fun and educational experience for kids. The races -- including the crashes -- are fun, and kids can review the video of a race and try again to improve their distance. The track doesn't change, though, which may get boring, but kids can keep it fresh by trying it out with other hovercraft. Also, the controls and speed are challenging enough that they either will keep kids enthralled or frustrate them. Unfortunately, the ads and "free gifts," which are earned for playing for certain lengths of time (kids see a countdown showing how much longer they need to play to earn another gift) or watching ads, make it feel really gimmicky and distract from what could be a real gem.

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