Its simplicity is geared for kids, but the theme is not. While relatively harmless and kids clearly love it, I question the premise of dodging police and trying to paint (graffiti) as many trains as you can. I certainly appreciate much artistic graffiti in our world, but when it's done for the sake of defacing public property and the emphasis is on its illegality, I don't think this is the best scenario for a kid's app.
I loved the game and loved the concept but Subway surfers had a pop up ad appear & my 7 year old daughter tried to exit and was taken to the web browser where they were displaying porn. I'm not sure why a kids app would re direct a child to this and personally I think it's disgusting. My daughter was totally freaked out and cried because she thought she was going to be in trouble because the app took her that site.
My daughter has a Kindle Fire, and she has clicked purchases for extra coins and keys twice. In-app purchases are the negative of this app. I would prefer up front costs. I am not a fan of cheat codes or buying things to get to higher levels. Perseverance, hard work, and time are more important to me, and I will be deleting this app from my daughter's Kindle.
This is a great game for kids to develop their skills, my son of 2 years started playing it on his android tablet then when he grew up a bit to 4 years old he goes to www.subwaysurfers.net to play it online, so far the whole family likes the game :)
Parent of a 9 year oldWritten byChris A.August 18, 2016
Not family friendly
I should have been paying more attention before this, but the game drew my attention when my daughter said "Die, police, die" referring to the police officers trying to apprehend the graffiti artist. I immediately deleted the APP and started reviewing the games before she can download them.
Parent of a 11 year oldWritten bySuki W.November 14, 2016
Contains ad for Rrated movie
My daughter reported to me that while she was playing subway surfer she saw an ad for a movie called sausage party and part of the trailer included something saying I'm going to F___ the F____ out of you. Super.
Parent of a 3, 5, 9, and 11 year oldWritten byKeith M.January 3, 2017
My kids loved this game until my 9yr old alerted me that she was seeing inappropriate images. I took the game for a test drive and sure enough an add for "Scatter Slots" with very inappropriate images. They will no longer be playing this game.
Parent of a 3 and 6 year oldWritten byJacob M.May 23, 2018
Data collection & privacy problems
As a result of the new GDPR privacy regulations in Europe, Subway surfers has updated the app forcing my child to consent to its data collection practices. There was no opt out. I have a feeling that’s illegal. There is already a class action lawsuit by parents against the publisher. My son was sad, but I had to delete it.
The game frequently changes venues. When it changes, the items you have acquired maybe lost. Kilo will only restore some of the lost items if you complain. Do not buy any items on this game with 'real money' or you will eventually be ripped off.
8 year old son was playing it when a picture of two boys came to the screen with question, “Who is cuter?” Left a bad tast in my mouth. Saw other reviews on this site and it’s apperant that the creators don’t care what parents think. App deleted.
Been playing for a couple yrs or more. So it got to the point where the only excitement was hitting the mega jackpot. Then they got stingy. Ive opened thousands and thousands of boxes in the past 6 months and nothing. Im over the game!
The reason I picked age 6 is because I don’t think younger kids should really be playing games on phones. xD even for a 6 year old, I don’t think they should play often. I don’t think the game is kid unfriendly though, even if the environment includes dodging the police after spray painting. I don’t know many people that actually started getting aggressive after playing this game though, no matter how young they were. Really fun to play.
Has advertisements that might be inappropriate like anything else on the internet though, of course (have never seen one myself).