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Smash Cops

Crashes are fiery but not grisly in racer with a twist.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game offers a new navigation technique that is effective, but takes a long while to get used to. Players could grow frustrated learning to control vehicles. 


Police arrest fleeing suspects by ramming their cars until they crash. Cars can catch fire and explode. And several crashes are glorified in slow motion. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Smash Cops is a racing game where players pursue criminals, then force them off the road by repeatedly ramming their vehicles. While there's certainly a sense of violence to the game (and plenty of explosions), it's not a grisly title and doesn't revel in suffering (though players can hit innocent civilians as they pursue criminals). There are no language or sexuality concerns -- and the game is mercifully free of commercial influences. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

Is it any good?


SMASH COPS is a game that has a single focus, but it does the job so well that you might brush past some of its flaws. Pursuing fleeing criminals is always fun -- and there's a visceral thrill that comes with forcing them off the road. The app also eliminates any camera issues by letting players view the action from the point of view of a news helicopter -- a nice way to add an element of drama to the game. 

The "push" control schematic is a unique one that takes a little getting used to, but works in the end. And the graphics are fantastic. The downside is the missions eventually take on a sameness that will either leave you wanting more or wondering what the fuss was about. The answer, in large part, will depend on how quickly you've completed them.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:February 3, 2012
Category:Racing Games
Size:110.00 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.2 or later

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDrayoc April 23, 2012

Fun and intense.

You are a cop flying through the streets trying to bring down the bank robbers. Recklessly giving chase before they can leave the county. It's easy and fun. Theres no blood, and your the good guy so it should be ok for kids 10 and up.
Parent Written bywrgtyp July 1, 2012

13 really

First off 13 is way too high I mean really you can crash into many cars which then burst into flames but there's no blood you don't even see the person in the cars your totaling and who couldn't just love giving out tickets (AKA wrecking cars with overdue meters) some might say its really short but with the content updates that add new missions and cars so you won't have to wait long for new stuff to do.