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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Monster Dash is a fast-paced action game about surviving as long as possible while killing monsters along the way. The app has some mild suggestive language and humor, as well as a lot of cartoon violence. There are a few privacy issues with the use of Open Feint, but players can opt for Game Center instead.
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What's it about?
MONSTER DASH is a simple-to-play side-scrolling action game. Hero Barry Steakfries is on the run, shooting monsters and trying to stay alive. Barry runs automatically, getting faster and faster; players control his jumps by tapping the left corner of the screen, and they control his shooting by tapping the left corner of the screen. Along the way, Barry collects weapons to use against the monsters. When he runs out of hearts or falls into a pit, he dies.
Is it any good?
Monster Dash is a great side-scrolling action game. The controls are simple -- jump or shoot -- as hero Barry Steakfries runs faster and faster. Monsters, spikes, and pits are dangerous, but Barry has his trusty shotgun and can also collect a variety of outlandish weapons, including a machine-gun jetpack that allows him to fly by spraying bullets below him.
After every 1,000 meters, Barry teleports to a different world, facing zombies, vampires, abominable snowmen, and other monsters. There's a great attention to detail in the graphics and animation, and as Barry speeds up it gets more and more challenging to keep up. With a wide variety of achievements, and different comments when you inevitably die, Monster Dash is a very funny, very fun game for older kids and adults.
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