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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Mr. Cond's cartoonish icon -- a smiling condom adorned with a white dripping substance set against a bright pink background -- looks deceptively kid-friendly, but make no mistake, this game is entirely focused on shooting condoms at sperm, viruses, medicine capsules, and other objects associated with sex and sexually transmitted diseases. The game is set inside a cartoonish, non-graphic vaginal canal and is poorly designed.
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Is it any good?
MR. COND, an aim-and-shoot app, seems designed simply to titillate -- teens will likely find the game's focus on condoms a tantalizing subject. However, after the novelty wears off, kids are left with an incredibly simplistic and poorly designed game. The app's description includes a badly translated message alluding to the importance of safe sex, and while this is certainly the theme, the game in no way supports or educates around the issue. Though the sexual theme is overt, the actual substance of the game is very mild (and limited) and though it might produce some giggles in teens, the content itself contains nothing graphic. The most frustrating thing about the game, aside from its useless accelerometer, is that the paid version is nearly identical to the free game (just without the annoying upgrade ads).