Parents' Guide to

Rise Up

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Simple, shallow balloon physics game loses air during play.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

Rise up freezes at level 42

Twice I have reached level 42 and twice it has frozen on me. Wouldn’t even record my high score
age 2+


Slightly challenging and good for looooooong car rides

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While this physics-based arcade game can amuse in quick bursts, it's also the same thing over and over, which becomes extremely tedious. In Rise Up, you use the touchscreen to move a circle in just the right place to prevent things shooting from the side or falling from the top of the screen from popping a balloon. This all happens with the assistance of gravity and physics on each object. While this is rather clever, and there are a lot of different geometric shapes that can kill your balloon -- including blocks, circles, lines, and so on -- the action is the same every time. Which is why this gets redundant rather quickly. Sure, it has a "challenge" section where things get really hard, but even this mode doesn't have enough variety to keep the game from being repetitive. It also doesn't help that the game is silent — no music, no sound effects, no nothing — but the video ads, which pop up randomly, have both, and are thus more glaring by contrast. All of which is why that balloon is doomed, and Rise Up is a game you won't play very long.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 11, 2018
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Serkan Ozyilmaz
  • Version: 1.3.7
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: March 29, 2021

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