What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Paper Monsters is a side-scrolling platform-jumping arcade game set in a world where everything -- including the hero and bad guys -- is constructed out of paper and cardboard. Paper Monsters supports in-app purchases of "buttons" (which unlock new outfits for the character to wear) in bundles costing between $.99 and $2.99. There's no gore in this family-friendly title, but players will occasionally encounter bombs. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
What kids can learn
- work to achieve goals
What Kids Can Learn
Paper Monsters wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
What's it about?
Paper Land was a happy place to live until the Paper Monsters showed up. Only the cardboard hero can stop them. Kids will use their thumbs on the touch screen to run and jump through Paper Land, fighting off the monsters, collecting gold and silver buttons, and discovering secret places. The app offers directions and tips during play in brown boxes marked with question marks.
Is it any good?
PAPER MONSTERS is an enjoyable game that offers a lot of variety in its 16 levels, which go beyond the standard running and jumping to also include flying and underwater exploration, boss battles, and puzzles that require players to push boxes, flip switches, and more in order to advance. Extra curious players will be rewarded with plenty of hidden areas and secrets to discover, too. The paper aesthetic is fun and imaginative as well.