The Tower: Assassin's Creed

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Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Themed tower builder easy to play, lightly pushes ads.

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age 8+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Success requires fast reflexes, good timing.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

No in-app purchases aside from one-time ad removal fee. Based on popular game franchise.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Tower: Assassin's Creed is a free-to-play arcade game based on the popular stacking game The Tower. Unlike the previous game, this one doesn't have an in-game shop; its only money-making aspect is a one-time $1.99 fee to remove ads. Not paying the fee means ad banners at the bottom of the screen during gameplay. Players can earn in-game currency by watching 30-second ads for other mobile games. While there's no iffy content in the game, some younger players may wonder what the word "assassin" means. The easy-to-read privacy policy details the kinds of information that are collected and shared. To read the privacy policy in its entirety, visit publisher Ubisoft's official website.

User Reviews

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Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byachurchi February 25, 2018

Mindless and linked to ad for gun-happy game

My son has plenty of mindless games already, where you just tap the screen over and over. I played the first two levels of this and that is all I saw. It also... Continue reading

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What's it about?

THE TOWER: ASSASSIN'S CREED adds settings and heroes from the Assassin's Creed role-playing game series to the popular stacking game The Tower. The idea is to build the tallest tower possible by tapping the screen as sections of the tower float by. Mistimed taps make tower sections get thinner and harder to line up until they vanish completely. When that happens, the level's done, and you send your favorite assassin plummeting to earth in a death-defying Leap of Faith, earning helix points along the way. Helix points can be used to buy power-ups and unlock additional geographical locations and unique assassins. Challenge yourself to top your personal best or to climb to the top of the leaderboard.

Is it any good?

Though admittedly not much more than a themed skin of an existing app, this little stacking game is entertaining enough in small doses. The Assassin's Creed art as well as that series' iconic Leap of Faith differentiates the app from its generic precursor, and the removal of the in-app store makes it truly free-to-play. Ads are omnipresent if you refuse to pay the one-time ad removal fee, but then again, watching ads is a way to earn substantial in-game currency. Aside from building a higher tower, there's not a lot to work toward -- only more tower locations and leaderboard bragging rights -- but with no energy or life limitations, you can free-play forever. Older kids and fans of the Assassin's Creed games will enjoy the look of The Tower: Assassin's Creed, and its simple gameplay and lack of offensive content make it good for younger kids to play. The only real downside to the app is that it's slow to load and somewhat prone to crashing. Still, considering the price, it's a good-looking, fun little time-filler. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about games rewarding players for watching ads. What, to you, makes watching ads worthwhile?

  • Discuss free-to-play versus paid games. Can "free" games end up costing more than paid ones?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (Contains one-time $1.99 purchase to remove ads.)
  • Release date: November 2, 2017
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Size: 88.20 MB
  • Publisher: Ketchapp
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up

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