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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that OvenBreak Infinity is a side-scrolling arcade game featuring a running gingerbread man. The cartoon violence is fairly mild but the controls may be too difficult for younger children. There are a few privacy issues with Game Center, Facebook and Twitter, but those are optional. Also, there is an extra Christmas-themed level that requires "liking" the app on Facebook to unlock.
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Is it any good?
OVENBREAK INFINITY stars Ginger Brave, a gingerbread man on the run from an evil witch. As he runs from the oven to the table to the outdoors, he collects as many jelly beans as possible while jumping over gaps, sliding under obstacles, and swinging from overhead objects over larger gaps. There are a few different modes of play: "Easy" gradually adds in one type of obstacle at a time to slowly ramp up the difficulty level; "Hard" starts off with all the obstacles in play. Beating the "Hard" mode unlocks "Infinity" mode, which does not have an end point -- it just keeps going until players lose all their hearts.
OvenBreak Infinity falls into the "simple-but-addictive" category of games; it takes only a short amount of time to play once, but you may find yourself playing more than once. One complaint is that the jump-and-swing can be very hard to time properly, even with practice.