Run Sackboy! Run!

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Popular PlayStation character stars in fun endless runner.

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Kids say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

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

Ease of Play

Tutorial walks you through how-tos before first time playing. Controls are responsive; play is challenging.

Violence & Scariness

Scary-looking monster chases Sackboy. Getting stuck on spikes ends the round.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Totally playable without in-app purchases, but shop is available between every round with prompts to buy when you're stuck on a mission for several rounds.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Run Sackboy! Run is an endless runner platformer inspired by PlayStation's LittleBigPlanet. The free game is playable without in-app purchases using bubbles earned through play, though in-app purchases do speed things up and make passing levels easier. If kids haven't played the PlayStation game, the characters and worlds may not make much sense, but it's still charming and fun. 

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Kid, 12 years old November 20, 2014

WOW

Run Sackboy Run is by FAR one of the best endless runners on the market. Parents and kids alike can play this silly and accessible free game. In game purchases... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old January 14, 2015

Graphics, in my opinion, are better than Temple Run's.

It is another Temple Run, but it is a bit different. I have only played the app for a few minutes, so I cannot tell you much. You can earn stickers, buy outfits... Continue reading

What's it about?

The knitted gingerbread-looking Sackboy is on the run from the Negativitron, a vacuum-cleaner monster. Using tapping gestures, kids help him outrun the monster, collect bubbles, and dodge obstacles. Kids can take him into three different worlds and can change his appearance using the bubbles earned. They also can use bubbles as power-ups and to buy things in the shop. "Save-me-Hearts" are available as in-app purchases to help keep the play going. When Sackboy hits an obstacle, gameplay ends and starts over unless the Save-me-Hearts are used.

Is it any good?

RUN SACKBOY! RUN! will be a fast hit with fans of LittleBigPlanet. Beyond exploring the three worlds, trying out costumes, and buying the stickers, the app probably won't engage players for endless hours. Still, the graphics are impressive, the controls well-designed, and the play challenging enough to give kids a enjoyable experience. Bonus: It's totally playable without in-app purchases (though it will take longer to explore the worlds and earn stickers).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about their guidelines for in-app purchases. Are kids allowed to make them? If so, how do they pay for them?

  • Families can talk about creative video game art. What's different about Sackboy and his world than in other games? Would it be fun to think about designing a world like this? 

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