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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Arcade game features cool, interactive, jazzy soundtrack.

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Controls involve simply touching the screen to create a circle, and holding down the finger to make the circle as large as possible. Quick thinking and reflexes are required as the difficulty ramps up.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pizarro is a jazz-themed arcade game that involves touching the screen to create circles to cover a certain percentage of the playfield while avoiding ricocheting obstacles. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is strictly optional.

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Is it any good?

PIZARRO isn't the first game to feature such a play mechanic, but the way it infuses jazz music and stylish black and white graphics into the mix sets it apart as something special. As players complete levels of ever-increasing difficulty, a bass thumps out a 12-bar blues in the background, and every action results in piano and trumpet flourishes that give the impression that the player is improvising jazz music while playing the game. It's a simple concept that shines thanks to solid gameplay and a cool aesthetic.

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