Parents' Guide to

Smash Hit

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Beautiful glass-breaking game simply mesmerizes.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

We think it's great!

I have been playing Smash Hit for a couple of years. I enjoy the "Zen" setting as I find it to be very relaxing. Today my granddaughter who turned three a month ago asked if she could play. She loves it as well, and her aim is much better than mine! I think it would help children with spatial awareness.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (8):

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.

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
  • Publisher: Mediocre AB
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 and up
  • Last updated: August 16, 2016

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