Kosmo Spin

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Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Fast-paced arcade game has adorable graphics.

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The player spins the planet around using the touchscreen, and Nod runs to stay at the top of the planet, collecting the "breakfast thingys" and heading the balls the UFO throws down at the planet. The controls, while simple, can be confusing. The difficulty of the various quests is inconsistent, with some being easy and some being very difficult, in no particular order.

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The UFO shoots various balls at the planet, and if Nod doesn't block a ball with his head, the ball hits the planet and causes an earthquake that stuns Nod for a short time.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kosmo Spin is a fast-paced arcade game with innovative controls. The controls are simple but may be tricky for kids to understand at first.

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Is it any good?

In KOSMO SPIN, a UFO has appeared to steal all the "breakfast thingys" that populate the planet. Nod, a brave alien, is trying to rescue the breakfast thingys and protect the planet by heading the balls the UFO tosses down. The graphics are superb, with a sort of hand-crafted look to them, and everything is quite adorable, from Nod to the breakfast thingys to the alien in the UFO. Aside from the basic game, which is just getting the highest score possible without getting sucked up by the UFO's beam, there are also a number of quests such as "head 5 balls in 30 seconds" or "survive for 5 seconds," which is made more difficult by poisoned balls or adjusted speed or sizes.

Kosmo Spin is a delight to play because of the innovative control scheme and the whimsical graphics. The quests don't seem to be arranged in any particular order of difficulty, though -- some are quite simple to complete and others (like "score 1,000 points") are much more difficult.

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