Offroad Legends

Common Sense Media says

Monster truck game a good blend of racing and stunt driving.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Controlling the trucks is fairly simple, done through minimal virtual buttons and either tilting your phone or tablet from side to side -- or using onscreen buttons to tilt the vehicle. 

Violence & scariness

Trucks fall apart when they crash and sometimes explode. 

Sexy stuff

Your onscreen "guide" in the game is a woman wearing a low-cut top, showing lots of cleavage. 

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Players can pay 99 cents for an upgrade unlocking all of the game's vehicles if they're not patient enough to earn them through gameplay. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. Players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party's Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender's email address. With iOS 5, players can opt to have a private or public profile, which can include a photo. With a public profile, your real name is visible to all other players, and Game Center will recommend you to other players using your real name. With a private profile, only your friends can see your real name, and Game Center will not recommend you to other players.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Offroad Legends is a monster truck stunt and racing game that has players jump their vehicles over a series of hills and obstacles. The game uses semi-realistic physics to convey momentum, but conveniently ignores reality to an extent in an effort to improve gameplay. There's minimal violence when a vehicle crashes (occasional explosions, but no human suffering is depicted), though an onscreen guide shows a fair bit of digital cleavage. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Offroad Legends wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Offroad Legends wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

Kids attempt to complete various courses without crashing, with faster speeds earning bonus stars. They do this by accelerating (and braking) using their right thumb, while they use their left thumb to direct the tilt of the car. (Tilt can also be adjusted by rotating the phone or tablet, if that option is preferred.) Coming down at the correct angle gives you momentum going into the next jump. Along the way, there are nitro boosts that briefly increase your speed. Players can unlock other trucks by collecting stars on each track.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Offroad Legends offers a good blend of racing and stunt driving that will test the player's precision and patience. Once you're past the tutorial stage, things get difficult, but every screw up you make is easily traced back to your own mistakes, which are easily corrected the next time you play. 

The game is also a graphical improvement over many others in the same genre, which is noteworthy, since you may end up replaying the same track again and again. And while the genre doesn't lend itself to multiplayer, the use of leaderboards gives it a longer shelf life.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$.99
Release date:June 27, 2012
Category:Racing Games
Topics:Cars and trucks
Size:66.90 MB
Publisher:Dogbyte Games Korlatolt Feleossegu Tarsasag
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

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