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What parents need to know
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?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free (with an optional in-app purchases)
- Release date: July 11, 2016
- Category: Arcade Games
- Size: 74.90 MB
- Publisher: Cheetah Technology Corporation Limited
- Version: 1.1.7
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1.1 or later; Android varies with device
For kids who love arcade games and endless runners
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