Parents' Guide to

Mr. Bullet - Spy Puzzles

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Simplistic, violent physics puzzler shamelessly pushes ads.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

Helps kids learn gun safety

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 2+

No gore, blood, violence or guns whatsoever

This is a fun game for toddlers it helps them learn alot about math and science also its very kid friendly with no blood whatsoever. The name might sound bad but its not about bullets its actually based off of the owners dads last name

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This puzzle app is like soft-serve ice cream, with super-simple physics puzzles that take very little thought or skill to solve, serving less as entertainment and more as a backdrop to a torrent of ads. Mr. Bullet - Spy Puzzles tends to abandon the traditional methods of puzzle games. The first few levels of most games are expected to be easy, giving players a chance to learn the mechanics and the rules. After that, though, players tend to enjoy the feeling of a rising challenge. Unfortunately, Mr. Bullet - Spy Puzzles doesn't know the meaning of the word "difficulty" or -- when it comes to ads -- "restraint." Levels start with straight shots at enemies and progress to having obstacles: platforms (both moving and stationary), destructible boxes, rolling balls, and exploding TNT. The latter are meant to increase the difficulty, to force players to think more and anticipate how bullets and grenades will ricochet off of them. Unfortunately, over-simple setups mean puzzles generally take about two seconds to solve. This is bothersome enough when you're hoping for a challenge, but worse when you're forced to watch an ad every three levels.

There's no other word for it: Ads in the free version of Mr. Bullet are relentless. If you opt not to spend $2.99 to get rid of them, you'll spend far more time watching ads than solving puzzles. This gives a sense of rank repetitiveness that's tough to handle, and though there's some sense of progress unlocking additional modes and character skins, ultimately, it's not enough to make up for the app's shameless overuse of ads. Despite some colorful art (and colorful blood that parents could rightly take issue with) and a range of different game modes, Mr. Bullet - Spy Puzzles isn't worth your mobile device's memory, especially since its creators' aim (pun intended) is more financial than fun.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (Contains optional in-app purchases, including ad-free version for $2.99.)
  • Release date: March 3, 2019
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Lion Studios
  • Version: 2.4
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: July 11, 2020

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