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By Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Colorful, challenging, confusing 3D puzzle game with ads.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Insufferable with ads and too expensive without

This is an ad server with the occasional puzzle, and pricing for getting rid of the ads is outrageous for what you get. The app itself looks ok, albeit with a dated design. Were it a $5 one-off, I wouldn't hesitate. But $8/week is utterly ridiculous.
age 6+


This app has been DEDUCTING R129 A WEEK!! I don’t even have the app on my phone!! I deleted is months ago and couldn’t understand why iTunes was deducting from my account every week!!! This app is ridiculously expensive and now I have 2 pending payments still!! SORT THIS OUT!! I WILL NOT PAY FOR SOMETHING I HAVE NOT USED!! I can’t download any other apps because of your ridiculously expensive app that has 2 pending charges which I refuse to pay!! SORT THIS OUT! I have paid for months and never used this app!

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

Bright, colorful, and appealing images and animation don't provide enough engagement to counter the overly commercial, unsupportive, and, at times, confusing 3D puzzle experience. It's definitely fun and satisfying to watch the pieces come together to create captivating pictures, but there's just not enough support available for the more challenging puzzles. Also, the free version of the app is full of ads, making for a choppy experience. At $7.99 for the week or $19.99 for the month, membership is a bit expensive considering what Polysphere offers. Removing the ads does make a difference, but membership doesn't add any other features other than unlocking a daily puzzle. The sharing feature can be fun; however, the consistent prompting to use the hashtag feels more like sharing to promote the app, and the easy access to social media makes it less accessible to kids. During play, Polysphere may offer free artwork for subscribing to Instagram and liking one of its photos. These gimmicks make for a very commercial experience. So while some of Polysphere's features are awesome, they don't outweigh the commercial and potentially confusing experience.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Math: patterns
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, logic, part-whole relationships, solving puzzles, spatial reasoning
  • Pricing structure: Free (Offers in-app purchases from $0.99 - $19.99. $7.99/week or $19.99/mo. for unique pictures and to remove all ads)
  • Release date: January 31, 2019
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Playgendary GmbH
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: February 16, 2020

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