A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What 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?
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.
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