Scribble Hero

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
Scribble Hero App Poster Image
Well-done cartoonish shooter avoids gore.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Scribble Hero wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

With simple controls and a basic concept, Scribble Hero is easy to pick up and play. As the game advances, the numbers of on-screen enemies increases, though, making the game harder to master. 


There's nonstop violence, as Sketch's gun never stops firing and the enemies come in wave after wave, but it's all cartoonish -- and there's never any sign of suffering or blood. Weapons can be upgraded and include ray guns, bombs, and more. 


Users can buy in-game coins, which are used to upgrade weapons and buy power-ups, but those can be earned in the game as well -- and they're not forced upon players. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Scribble Hero is a cartoonish action shooter in which a sketched hero fights off waves of aliens, robots, and other creatures. Although there's endless shooting (the hero, Sketch, never has to reload), there's no blood or gore -- and the game is presented almost as the daydream of a student in school. There are several in-app purchase opportunities, but the game doesn't force them on the players, and coins can be earned through gameplay.

Wondering if Scribble Hero is OK for your kids?

Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Join now

Continue reading Show less

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCyankush October 22, 2018

Not for littles!

The game is easy and my 5yo loves it, however, I feel it has a bit too much shooting. After playing my son runs around pretending to shoot everyone and everythi... Continue reading
Adult Written byT J September 24, 2018

What happened to this game?!

This used to be a great game, but what the hell happend to it?! It’s not available anymore and I have no idea why! The content is fine, it’s just generic cartoo... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byFunky Fighters October 20, 2019

Play this Fucking Game right dam now

This game is one of the best games Nick has put out. Theirs a total of 10 chapters, each with 5 levels plus one bonus chapter. The game play is of a cartoon sho... Continue reading

What's it about?

As Sketch, the hand-drawn hero, players attempt to rescue a kidnapped princess by fighting their way through waves of enemies and bosses, most of which are showcased as doodles. Slain monsters drop extra-life hearts, shields, coins, and other items (which can be upgraded using in-game currency). Sidekicks can assist you, and when players die, they can still be useful -- letting you reverse time and play with the assistance of your ghost.

Is it any good?

SCRIBBLE HERO is one of those terrific games that takes a well-known formula and makes it much, much better with some imaginative extras. From the weapons to the sidekicks to the ability to play with one (or more) of your ghosts, the game takes pains to be challenging but not frustrating -- and never impossible. 

The game's animations are charming, and, although the violence is too much for very young players, it's OK for most older kids, since it's blood-free and cartoonish. The layout of some buttons is awkward, but that's a minor gripe. Players instead will be too busy having fun blasting their way through the game. 

App details

For kids who love action and arcade games

Our editors recommend

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