Parents' Guide to

Twist Hit!

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Simple arcade game undermined by aggressive advertising.

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  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
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Is It Any Good?

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While some good mobile games are undermined by overly aggressive advertising, this has the dubious distinction of being rendered unplayable by being so ad-friendly. In Twist Hit!, you have to make trees by holding down the button that systematically fills in the tree's ring. Fill in enough rings, and you're rewarded with some in-game currency and a nice tree. Just make sure you time it right, because there are moving barriers that will get in your way, and as you progress, they can get increasingly more intricate, moving in multiple directions and speeds at the same time.

If that's all there were to this mobile arcade game, it would be an entertaining but overly simplistic game that would hold your attention for an hour or two. But you won't last five minutes when you see how often this runs video ads you can't skip. It runs them when you win, when you lose, even when you're about to start playing. They're so frequent, in fact, that we wonder if the real point of this game is to see how many ads you can watch before flinging your device at a tree. Which is why, despite being an interesting if simplistic arcade game, Twist Hit! is instead an obnoxious and greedy example of how not to monetize your mobile game.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 2, 2019
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: SayGames LLC
  • Version: 1.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: May 7, 2019

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