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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Push to buy extras too strong in app version of TV show.

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Wipeout, the TV show, is a program that cries out for a gaming adaptation -- and this app adequately fills that need. But rather than being satisfied with the $2 earned from purchases, ABC and Activision instead chose to include an aggressive in-app purchase program that may not technically be essential to gameplay, but anyone who has trouble getting the timing of the game down will be sorely tempted to buy. Worse, some of those purchases seem especially egregious, such as charging players who fail to meet a time goal (or "wipe out" too many times) to continue. (The alternative is to restart from the beginning.)

Fans of the show might enjoy the chance to run the courses without suffering the bruises, but they'll quickly get tired of being nickeled and dimed along the way.

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