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The Boxtrolls: Slide & Sneak

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Exceptionally fun game for young kids has privacy concerns.

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Many movie tie-ins are slapped-together affairs that waste the player's time. That's happily not the case with THE BOXTROLLS: SLIDE & SNEAK. The game, although a bit too reliant on in-game purchases, is a slick-looking, well-paced title that's a good extension of the film. The lush Victorian environments of Cheesebridge are beautifully rendered, and fans should enjoy exploring them. The controls are basic, making it very kid-friendly, but the game's not so simplistic that older kids will become bored. It's something other movie games -- especially kids' movies -- should take note of, as it sets a new high bar. However, it's tainted by one thing: Although the game is marketed to kids who are fans of the film, it specifically states that players must be 13 and up to purchase and play the app. This disconnect is frustrating and may negate younger players enjoying a really great game.

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