By Erin Bell,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Arcade game features cool, interactive, jazzy soundtrack.
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Ease of Play
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.
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.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Release date: March 17, 2011
- Category: Arcade Games
- Publisher: Corrino Software
- Version: 1.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
- Last updated: August 22, 2016
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