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Brain-bending laser game will appeal to serious puzzle fans.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

There are no clear instructions within the game, which means players who don't "get" the concept right away will have to read through the information on the preview page a few times. Once players complete a level, they cannot go back and try that level again, so many younger kids may max out on this game quickly.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Refraction is a puzzle game in which players use mirrors, prisms, and lasers to solve the puzzle and move to the next level. With multiple solutions for each of 120 levels, this game will keep many tween, teen, and adult logic puzzle mavens challenged for quite some time. For younger tweens or older kids who don't have that knack, this game may be more frustrating than fun. 

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REFRACTION is likely to be a favorite of players who get the concept of this puzzle right away. It's is a bright game for kids with good logic and spatial skills. It would be nice to see a tutorial built into the menu options, which would make this worthwhile and challenging game accessible to more players.

App details

Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:July 20, 2011
Category:Puzzle Games
Size:0.63 MB
Publisher:Textual Indices
Minimum software requirements:Android 2.1 and up

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