Parents' Guide to

Derrick the Deathfin

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Easy side-scroller has simple environmental message.

Game Windows 2012
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There's not much to this basic side-scroller, but what's here is fun. The papercraft graphics are simple but pretty, and the swim-to-the-finish action is just the right level of challenging -- you may not make it the first time, but you probably will the second (and since most levels are only about a minute long, you don't feel like you're wasting time). The environmental message lurking just below the surface makes the action a bit less mindless than it might first appear.

Finicky controls -- especially when jumping out of the water through tires or over land -- can be a bit aggravating, and the need to replay levels to collect more gems or jump through more tires to advance feels like an attempt to artificially lengthen the experience, but these aren't deal breakers. Derrick the Deathfin is entertaining while it lasts.

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