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By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clever mash-up of popular arcade game styles.

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age 6+

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6 and beyond...

Great fun way for my kids to learn or at least be aware of Newton's Laws of motion! Gravity and its ilk... I can take it from there ;-)

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NEWTONAPPLES has such a fun and clever concept -- protect a sleeping Sir Isaac Newton from falling apples. When you combine that with the app's whimsical artwork, which includes random elements like E.T. on a bike flying by in the background, and the app's smooth controls, you've got yourself a winner. With its variety of popping, slicing, and flicking, the game plays like a mash-up of other popular app arcade games. The game's bizarre sense of humor shows in comically strange touches, like evil apples that wear masks and the entire zombie mini-game (zombies? in an Isaac Newton game?), but it all goes to create an enjoyably wacky experience. That you can actually "win" real physics lessons is right in keeping with it all.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: March 16, 2011
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: edenpod
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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