Kick the Buddy HD

App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Violent stress-release app lets players assault rag doll.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 28 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

As a teacher I look up content on youtube to show my students in classes...

Today I was looking up videos about dinosaurs, a really common topic for any young child. I found out about this game because on youtube Kick the Buddy is being played livestream by what I assume pro-game players for monetized content on youtube and it's the #1 search result. I had no clue what this game was, saw the doll getting gassed in it's little box/gas chamber. I understand now it's a doll and a game but at first glance it looks like you gassing a screaming baby. That's a bit much especially to stumble on when looking for something completely unrelated.

This title has:

Too much violence
3 people found this helpful.
age 18+

And this is what’s wrong with our society...

this showed up on my sons tablet and I was absolutely horrified when I finally took the time to check it out. I feel terrible that it was on his tablet for a few days before I really understood what it was. I am fully aware of how diligent I need to be now. The first thing I noticed were the meat hooks hanging from the ceiling of what looked like a torture room where the doll/buddy was. The “game” literally is all about torturing the buddy while he begs you to stop. He also says things that are supposed to make the player mad. My stomach hurt watching this. I wish there was more I could do to make things like this disappear.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
3 people found this helpful.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: June 7, 2011
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: AppZap
  • Version: 1.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: June 29, 2018

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