Smash Hit App Poster Image

Smash Hit



Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game becomes more challenging as it gets into later levels, but the basic concept stays the same: Smash panes of glass with metal balls. 

Violence & scariness

Players use metal balls to smash glass for the entire game.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable

Players can pay $2 to upgrade to a premium version, which lets them continue from checkpoints. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know Smash Hit is a somewhat surreal physics-based action game in which the main object is to break glass panes and objects with metal balls. The game resembles a technical demo but is quite fun to play. Kids might ask their parents to buy the premium version so they don't have to start the game over from the beginning each time. Other than throwing balls at virtual glass, there's no violence, and there's no hard sell or interaction with strangers.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

Users break glass objects in their paths, throwing metal balls at them by touching the screen. Although you start with a limited number of balls in your arsenal, you can collect more by smashing pyramids and diamonds that are frequently found along the game's ever-moving path. Also along the way are occasional power-ups, such as a rapid-fire unlimited-balls icon and the ability to temporarily slow time. When the player runs out of balls, the game is over -- and must be restarted from the very beginning (unless you buy the premium version, which restarts you from the last checkpoint).

Is it any good?


SMASH HIT is more than a fun game -- but make no mistake: It's a very fun game. It's also a therapeutic experience and utterly hypnotizing. The app takes a very basic concept, breaking glass obstacles to proceed on a path, blends that with soothing music and beautiful graphics, and creates a terrific mobile experience, one that's nearly impossible to put down. 

By taking a minimalist approach, the game maker hits a perfect note, letting the player focus on the task at hand while still marveling at the lifelike qualities of the gameplay elements. And, whether you're smashing panes of glass, stone hammers with glass handles, or spinning blades of glass, you'll get a sense of satisfaction every time you've made it through an obstacle -- and you won't hesitate to start over when you've finally reached the end. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can discuss the nature of physics in games. 

  • Families also can discuss the real-world dangers of broken glass -- and why kids shouldn't try this at home.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Pricing structure:Free (You can unlock the premium version of the app, which allows you to restart from checkpoints, for $1.99.)
Release date:March 6, 2014
Category:Action Games
Size:48.40 MB
Publisher:Mediocre AB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 and up

This review of Smash Hit was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

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

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

For kids who love action and arcade games

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 8 years old May 21, 2014

Smash Hit is awesome!

The 3-D graphics and sounds really come together to make a supreme glass-breaking game.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Kid, 11 years old July 20, 2014

Very good!

I love this game, very addicting. But to start from checkpoints you have to pay $1.99 and kids might get bored from starting all over again. It is easy to play because all you have to do is tap the screen where you want to throw the ball. Also, I love the art.
What other families should know
Easy to play/use
Teen, 15 years old Written bybiovox14 January 17, 2017

My favorite I-pod game

Such an amazing game, beautifully crafted, amazing gameplay, this is what a game should be!