Skee-ball

Common Sense Media says

Classic carnival game is entertaining and OK for kids.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Flicking to launch the ball is a breeze. The alternative -- shaking and tilting the phone just so -- takes a lot more practice to master.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Scoring points wins tickets, which can be exchanged for virtual carnival prizes ranging from ice cream cones to flat-screen TVs.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Joining the Post+ gaming social network to see other players' scores is optional. If you do join, your mini profile can be viewed by other players, but the info is all game oriented, and photos are restricted to avatars. There is no chat or IM tool.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this rendition of the carnival game is tremendous fun for everyone. It does connect to the Crystal Network which provides leaderboards with avatars shown, so you might want to choose not to participate in that sharing.

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Kids say

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Just like the real game, Skee-ball is hard to walk away from, but at least you're not shelling out money. The production values are high, with realistic surfaces, smooth animation, and convincing sound effects of a ball rolling on wood. The instant tallies and quick reloads keep you trying just one more time to score a better pocket. Competitor Ramp Champ has more bells and whistles, but Skee-ball has the authenticity gamers crave.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:October 14, 2009
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Freeverse, Inc.
Version:1.10

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Teen, 14 years old Written bypinktea4 March 12, 2012
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6
QUALITY
 

Nice game!

Really fun and easy game you can earn tickets and spend those tickets on themes ball and random stuff you would find at a carnival I love this game!
Teen, 17 years old Written byhi here July 21, 2010
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

iffy for 2-16

why is the reason iffy for 2-16 because they don't know.

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