Rolling Sky

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
Rolling Sky App Poster Image
A simple, challenging, and addictive arcade game.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

While the game uses simple touch controls, it gets challenging very quickly.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

There are occasional ads for other games. Number of balls is limited, but players can use real money to purchase more or an unlimited number of them. No parent gate on purchases.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rolling Sky is a simple and rather benign arcade game that's safe for all ages, though young kids (and adults!) might find it gets a bit difficult. There's no sex, blood, violence, or even naughty language, save for whatever curse words you might utter when your ball falls off the ledge (again). Players can share their runs through social media or email right from the app. There are occasional ads for other games, as well as options to buy more balls -- or an unlimited number -- using real money. Read the privacy policy to learn about the types of information collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRebekah R. March 15, 2017

Parent beware of ads!!!!

My daughter came and told me an ad popped up and a boy and girl were in a shower together. Please be careful of games that have pop up ads. The game appears to... Continue reading
Parent Written byAnna H. July 21, 2017

Pornograhic pop up ads

My daughter had asked to download this game. I agreed after checking the rating and some reviews. I did not expect for a game rated 4 and up to have pornagraphi... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old June 1, 2018

Beware of ads and in-app purchases

The ads seem to be random, so you could see anything. Also, you should let your kid know about not spending money without permission, as there are too many in-a... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBeatlemaniac February 26, 2017

Good Game But Very Addicting

Rolling Sky is a fun, and addicting game. My only complaints is once you run out of balls, you either have to watch videos or buy them. Rolling Sky is a fun gam...

What's it about?

As a simple arcade game, ROLLING SKY involves a ball rolling and jumping endlessly along an obstacle-ridden path. Players move the ball back and forth with controlled swipes trying to collect gems, avoid falling off the edge, and dodge ball-shattering objects. When you've run out of balls, you can either wait for more or purchase some. Players can record their efforts and share short videos of gameplay on social media.

Is it any good?

Though it's simple to play, this inventive arcade game gets increasingly complex and challenging, which makes it fun and addictive though occasionally frustrating. By sliding your finger left and right, you move a ball the same way as it navigates a narrow path that's floating in midair and filled with all sorts of hazards, including barriers that cause the ball to pop, lasers that will disintegrate it, and hammers that will smash it to bits. All together, these simple but increasingly complicated mechanics make for a fun and addictive arcade game that will delight most. For younger kids especially, it may be worth buying unlimited balls, since their learning curve may be steeper and their patience shallower.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about in-app purchases and posting to social media. Are either allowed? If so, are there limits?

  • Talk about physics. How does it influence the way the ball moves in this game?

  • Discuss the appeal of this type of game. It's simple, with no complex controls or story, and yet you still keep playing it. What does this say about simple things?

App details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love arcade games and endless runners

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate