A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that PewPew 2 is an old-style arcade space shooter, similar in styling to Asteroids. Players shoot at objects, but they are abstract shapes. Players choose between Campaign Mode and Infinity Mode (with a variety of challenges). Navigate through the game board on each level, blasting away obstacles and enemies, while keeping your shields intact. As you progress, you unlock better ships to battle with. You must successfully complete each level in Campaign Mode before moving on to new levels. This review is based on the Android version of the app.
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Is it any good?
PEWPEW 2 is an app with simple graphics, simple gameplay, and a high nostalgia value. Kids who are used to flashier games may be less than impressed. On the other hand, the amount of onscreen action will appeal to kids who enjoy traditional arcade gaming. The virtual controls may also frustrate younger or less-experienced gamers, but the visual impact is engaging enough to keep kids trying to work it out.