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By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Frequent ads mar otherwise enjoyable puzzle experience.

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Is It Any Good?

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This app-based puzzle game isn't overly complicated and is generally fun to play, as long as you can handle the flood of ads that run during the game. In addition to getting slightly more difficult with each round, Plank! adds new pets and avatars to the mix periodically, which helps keep the game interesting as you progress -- although including more information about what purpose they serve in the game would be helpful.

Some of the avatars are oddly named -- one, for example, is called Old Woman, and another is referred to as Casual Woman, which seems somewhat random; figuring out how long to make each plank can also be a little confusing. Occasionally, you're able to draw an arch to help determine distance and length, but there are no numeric measurement tools to work with. The ads, though, are what pose the real problem in the game. You'll see one after pretty much every round. Since misjudging the plank length means you'll fall and the game will immediately end, some rounds can be really short -- and the ads can start to feel really intrusive. The augmented reality (AR) version of the game is better, because in addition to offering a cool new viewpoint, players are allowed to fall a few times without the round ending, so games last longer. Players need a Wi-Fi connection to use the AR option, though. Reducing the number of ad-related delays and/or including a similar do-over option in the regular version of the game would help make the playing experience less frustrating. Otherwise, even though the game is fun, gamers may not be interested in playing Plank! for long.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 24, 2019
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Kwalee Ltd
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires Android 4.3 and up or iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Last updated: February 12, 2020

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