A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Controls are simple, but the goal and obstacles aren't explicitly clear at the outset.
Products & Purchases
In-app purchases for power-ups, which are helpful in getting past tricky levels, and earning those tools with gameplay alone can take a long time. No parent gate on purchases.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This fantastic and unique take on a very familiar game is just as good for a 30-second diversion as it is for an hour of meditative flow. Even folks who have never played or enjoyed pinball before will find INKS. irresistible and might boost their skills from button masher to pinball wizard overnight. It's hard not to love the simple soothing sounds of the ball rolling across the board, the mesmerizing paths it draws as it moves, and the satisfying explosions of color and music it produces on contact. Especially in a world of blazing, frenetic, graphic games, INKS. is a welcome opportunity to return to simpler gameplay and quieter, calmer victories. Because gameplay can be endless, there are links to social media, and there's no gate on in-app purchases, parents may want to talk with younger players about rules around these elements.
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