Parents' Guide to

Warp Shift

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Visually beautiful puzzles center on escape story.

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The narrative, visually beautiful movie, and cinematic music add real drama to this game, effectively turning it into more of an adventure than a standard puzzle app. Though the challenge is often easy enough to be quite meditative and pure fun as you move Pi through the boxes into the portal, there are some puzzles interspersed with the easier ones that may make players give up on reaching the last level. This is where the "level solutions" in-app purchases come into play, so parents may want to set expectations before downloading and encourage planning ahead and retrying levels instead of buying solutions. If the mechanics changed even more from level to level or if the narrative was an even bigger element in the game, this app would be even more amazing.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : decision-making, part-whole relationships, problem solving, solving puzzles, strategy, thinking critically, Self-Direction : achieving goals, work to achieve goals
  • Pricing structure: Paid (in-app purchases for "level solutions" are 5 solutions for $0.99; 10 for $2.99; 25 for $4.99; and 50 for $5.99)
  • Release date: May 25, 2016
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • Publisher: FISHLABS
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 23, 2019

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