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What parents need to know
Families need to know that Looney Tunes Dash! is an endless-runner game based on the popular cartoon series. There's plentiful cartoon violence, as you'd see on TV, but more worrisome to parents is the focus on in-app purchases (which can be disabled in your device's controls). The game is made with kids in mind and isn't especially difficult, which should keep them entertained even if they've played several similar titles. You can play in a variety of languages other than English, though language is not the focus.
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What's it about?
Bugs Bunny is on the run from Elmer Fudd again in LOONEY TUNES DASH! You run, trying to dodge obstacles and collect coins, swiping up to jump or down to slide. Swiping side to side lets you switch lanes. The hook here is power-ups that let you suck up nearby coins or crash through an obstacle. Other characters from the cartoon universe appear from time to time, attempting to distract you in one way or another.
Is it any good?
Adults may roll their eyes at yet another endless runner, but kids will probably have a good time with Looney Tunes Dash! The game's not difficult, which makes it accessible to kids, and the creative power-ups (which turn Bugs into a superhero or help him collect all nearby coins) are plentiful and fun. The cameos by other characters are generally bland, with the exception of Daffy Duck, who runs in front of you and takes the coins before you can get to them, and Gossamer, the hairy red monster you transform into with one power-up, who barrels through everything in his path. The push for in-app purchases is a bit heavy, but if that's disabled in the phone or tablet's settings, this is a game you can feel safe letting your child enjoy.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about conflict resolution and how to talk with someone who disagrees with you. What should you say when someone makes you mad? How do you use words to solve a problem with another person?
Discuss what's fun about this type of game versus a game that involves strategy or problem solving.
Our editors recommend
For kids who love endless runners and cartoons
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