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PAW Patrol Pups Take Flight

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Branded flying arcade game is repetitive, lacks inspiration.

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This pricey game disappoints with an incredible amount of repetition and lack of creativity. Kids may enjoy the game for the first few rounds, as it's fun to guide the cute puppies on their flight path and collect as many items as possible. It's also user-friendly for little ones: Kids always get to the end of the mission with no consequences for bumping into obstacles. But other than a background refresh every five levels and a few extra badges, each flight is exactly the same, and gameplay quickly gets tedious. Add the loud frenetic music that's constantly in the background, and the repetitive automated phrases of encouragement, playing the game also borders on sensory overload. While there is some learning content, it's so minimal that it's unlikely to have any real impact. Though kids don't need ever to have seen PAW Patrol to play the app, those who have will likely be the only ones who may enjoy the game, simply for the fact that they get to interact with characters that they love.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: counting, shapes
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: March 16, 2016
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: Nickelodeon
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 26, 2016

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