Parents' Guide to

InCell VR (Cardboard)

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun racer has dazzling visuals, limited learning potential.

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Kids won't learn much cell biology here, but the virtual world is gorgeous. In between races, it's worth taking the time to look up, down, and around at the brightly colored world inside the cell. It's also nice that InCell VR (Cardboard) works just as well with a VR viewer as with a device on its own. While the gameplay is fun, it can get a little repetitive. You can choose to add upgrades that make you faster or let you earn more points, but ultimately you're always just tilting and leaning to hurtle forward on a roller coaster through the cell. Also, though the organelles' abilities in the app mirror their real-life functions in the cell, there's no built-in explanation to help kids learn that information, so it's possible that kids will miss the science. Overall, this is an engrossing, speedy racing game for VR, and it's a good start for helping engage kids' imaginations about science and technology.

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