App Reviews

age 12+
 
Sweet, interactive diary is ad-heavy, requires patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 9+
 
Kids will dig fun sandbox tool but might need more guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 6+
 
Nurture a digital creature without the in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
age 10+
 
Blatant Frozen rip-off is inappropriate for small kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
csm_app
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Decent city builder marred by "freemium" model.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_app
age 11+
 
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Theme-park reboot looks nice, lacks the usual fun details.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fun farm sim remix requires patience; watch in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 15+
 
Not much to do in shallow sim; lots of temptation to spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_app
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fun history strategy game has improved graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Build your own Bikini Bottom, but beware in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 16+
 
LEARNING
Gory, maddening surgery sim for would-be surgeons.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Addictive app tied to popular film = monster game.
Devices: Android
(2014)
csm_app
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Easier but less interesting than most flight-simulator apps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Distasteful app glorifies violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
csm_app
Pou
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Virtual pet app engages kids as they care for cute alien.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
A lot of depth in strategy game; heavy in-app purchase push.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Speedy cafe sim may be too much work for Hello Kitty fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)

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