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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Preschoolers swipe to defeat ninjas, solve simple puzzles.

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age 7+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Though the app description promised to help your preschooler develop STEM skills, it's more likely that your child will stay engaged just to swipe endlessly at flying ninjas and water balloons. There are certainly problems to solve in the science-themed mini-games, but the spoken instructions to "use gravity" to fling pizzas at ninjas will likely go over younger kids' heads. Plus, there aren't any real consequences for failing the tasks, so kids can swipe as mindlessly in the learning activities as they do in the game's main action. More importantly, these learning opportunities don't have much bearing on the gameplay: They're just little interludes in the midst of well-animated -- but repetitive -- gameplay. Overall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes is OK for younger Turtles fans, but look elsewhere for tougher gameplay or richer learning experiences.

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