Rayman Jungle Run

Common Sense Media says

Wonderful adaptation of the console classic.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are very simple to understand, and completing levels isn't especially hard. The trick (and replayability) comes in wanting to accumulate every possible point. 

Violence & scariness

In later levels, Rayman can punch enemies. Also, if he's hit by spikes, he inflates and explodes, but in a cartoonish fashion. 

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

The game is an app adaptation of the popular console series, which could prompt kids to ask for other (more expensive) games featuring the character. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. Players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party's Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender's email address. Players can opt to have a private or public profile, which can include a photo. With a public profile, your real name is visible to all other players, and Game Center will recommend you to other players using your real name. With a private profile, only your friends can see your real name, and Game Center will not recommend you to other players.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Rayman Jungle Run is a mobile version of the long-running Ubisoft console franchise. Players collect "Lums" -- which appear to be bug/flower hybrids -- to gain points and move on to the next level. There's minimal violence (though in the last 10 levels, Rayman will fight opponents), but it's very cartoonish. Parents should be prepared for the request to buy the console games. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Rayman Jungle Run wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Rayman Jungle Run wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

Players will help Rayman jump, fly, wall-jump, and ultimately fight his way through 40 levels. Most of these actions are done by touching anywhere on the screen (i.e. tap to jump, tap repeatedly to wall-jump, tap and hold to fly, etc.) When you're forced to fight, a \"punch\" button appears in the lower right corner of the screen. You'll use these skills to collect Lums and advance to the next level. If you achieve perfect scores on five levels, it will unlock a more challenging series of adventures.

Is it any good?

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Rayman Jungle Run is a goofy, fun, and sometimes oddly relaxing platform game that is a near-perfect blend of whimsy and skill. It masters the "easy to play, difficult to master" rule of gameplay and is both welcoming to people who aren't familiar with the series and enjoyable for veterans. 

Rayman's friends/costars from the console versions aren't showcased in here, but that's forgivable, given the game's casual focus. It's laudable that players can keep progressing fairly easily, but obsessive ones who collect every Lum are rewarded with extra levels. When it comes to console games making the move to mobile, there's not a better example than this. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$2.99
Release date:September 18, 2012
Category:Arcade Games
Size:49.30 MB
Publisher:Ubisoft
Version:1.0.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up

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Rayman jungle run

Great platformer game. Hell is said sometimes

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