Parents' Guide to

Monsters Love Gum

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Frantic, Hungry Hippo-like fun for up to four on one iPad.

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MONSTERS LOVE GUM plays a lot like a computerized, modernized version of Hungry, Hungry Hippos -- and that's not a complaint. Any decent game that allows multiple players on one iPad is a welcome addition to the App Store -- and it's a major bonus when they're genuinely a lot of fun, like this one is. What makes it great is how simple it is. The game's "anybody-can-play" controls mean that kids can compete on an even plane with their parents. Younger siblings stand just as much a chance of winning as their older counterparts. Of course, the game is more fun when all four player slots are filled by live people than when you're competing against AI adversaries, but the need to keep each match at four players is understandable, considering the nature of the gameboard.

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