Parents' Guide to

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Short, cliched movie tie-in rips off Fruit Ninja gameplay.

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It's hard to recommend a game that's little more than an expensive, movie-themed clone of a popular mobile app that costs a fraction of the price. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2's food items are so pixelated in the DS version that they're sometimes almost unrecognizable. Also, the bonuses and extras players can earn are so uninteresting that they provide little incentive to keep playing once the two-hour story mode is finished.

The worst gaffe, though, may be the frustrating spike in difficulty near the end. Some later levels have a very low tolerance for missed food, yet many consumables that emerge from the bottom of the screen are blocked by red hazard items. Success and failure here is determined by luck -- whether you actually have a chance to slice the food without slicing a hazard -- rather than skill. The game may be worth consideration for die-hard Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs fans if it's found in a bargain bin for a few dollars. Otherwise, this is one movie tie-in game your family can safely skip.

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