Minute to Win It

 
Like the game show, nearly impossible to beat.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The whole point of the game is that challenges will become more difficult as the prize value increases. Very few players will find it possible to make it to the top million-dollar challenge, but everyone will be able to understand the concept. As a result, the game is an approachable and accessible title, but an extraordinarily tough one to master.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Consumerism

The main menu screen includes a "Get More Games" button, which directs players to a portal where they can purchase additional titles from the same publisher.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Minor privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. With Game Center, players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender’s email address.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Minute to Win It is based on the game show of the same name. Players need to complete challenges (e.g., tossing balls into cups, flinging tissues out of a tissue box) using touchscreen controls to climb up a virtual money ladder. The challenges can become very difficult, making it potentially frustrating at times. Players can also join in with friends and family in a multiplayer mode that allows them to pass the iPhone or iPad from player to player in a turn-based sequence.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

MINUTE TO WIN IT is a very difficult game to win. Of course, anyone who has watched the Minute to Win It game show knows that almost no one has ever reached the top-valued challenge, and many of the contestants end up leaving after only a few challenges. This app re-creation doesn't bring the glitz and glamour of a TV studio with a live host and audience to life, but it does mirror the difficulty. Some of the challenges seem impossible, requiring users to use pinpoint accuracy and be extremely meticulous with the use of the touchscreen. It makes winning a challenge feel like quite an accomplishment, but it should be noted that some players may get frustrated if they're never able to conquer any of the events.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$1.99
Release date:March 16, 2011
Category:Family Games
Publisher:Beeline Interactive, Inc.
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Educator and Parent of an infant year old Written bykaroquintanilla2 July 24, 2014
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minute to win it

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Kid, 11 years old April 22, 2011
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Like the show!

Great Fun game seems to be hard great on the ipad and ipod/phone!

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