BattleBlock Theater

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Raucous co-op platformer with lots of cartoony death.

Xbox 360 2013

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 8+

Interesting concept simply not up to snuff with Castle Crashers creator.

Unlike this studios earlier creation, Castle Crashers, this is not a side scrolling game and is for 1 or 2 players. Each room is a stationary puzzle with various obstacles and enemies much like a Ninja Warrior style obstacle course in concept. You can unlock different 'heads' to personalize your character and are afforded a single choice of weapon, which you also unlock along the way, but are a bit underwhelming making this not so much an action game as it is is a puzzle based 'gag' title and thematically silly. The deaths are too cartoonish to be taken seriously as you are quickly respawned without serious or morbid theatrics. A pile of toon bones and characters going underwater is the worst thing you'll in the game, but these are played off with impermanence, as your charecter reappears instantly and unscathed. The simplistic action in the game may make for an easy pickup for a younger audience but lacks the complexities and varied animations of the studios previous work. Although the game is unique with a tongue in cheek humor, it remains unengaging once the novelty wears off and you realize that the same canned actions are tediously repeated, but in different sequences. Anything more than 10 dollars is not justified to anyone who is simply curious as you may very well be disappointed paying anything more.
age 7+

A positive game for kids

this game is very positive and creative with even its own level editor it is a major step up from violent games because kids find it fun and it is not voilent, even I have enjoyed helping my child make a level.I did not think of myself as the gaming type

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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