App Reviews

Pewdiebot App Poster Image
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age 12+
Mildly amusing chatbot misses YouTuber's main appeal.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Episode -- Choose Your Story, feat. Mean Girls: Senior Year App Poster Image
age 16+
LEARNING
Cool platform to read, create; has mature themes, purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Barbie Dreamtopia - Magical Hair App Poster Image
age 5+
Fantasy hair-design studio requires pricey in-app add-ons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Steppy Pants App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun but frustrating walking sim with in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
PetWorld 3D: My Animal Rescue App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Get animals ready for adoption in fun sim, but set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Avakin Life App Poster Image
csm_app
age 17+
Vast virtual world has chat with strangers, in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
LongStory App Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
LGBTQ-friendly sim navigates teen relationships and drama.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Disney Magic Kingdoms App Poster Image
age 11+
Initially appealing pay-or-wait sim. Your money? Let it go.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
Sustainaville - An Ethical Game App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Sustainable-community sim teaches kids to help and conserve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
Kendall and Kylie App Poster Image
age 15+
Crass, shallow sim rewards all the wrong choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Dragon City App Poster Image
csm_app
age 16+
Seemingly for kids; purchases, privacy issues age it up.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Dear Diary - An Interactive Story About Anna's Secrets App Poster Image
age 12+
Sweet, interactive diary is ad-heavy, requires patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Machine World App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
Kids will dig fun sandbox tool but might need more guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
My Om Nom App Poster Image
csm_app
age 6+
Nurture a digital creature without the in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Anna Giving Birth App Poster Image
age 10+
Blatant Frozen rip-off is inappropriate for small kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
SimCity BuildIt App Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Decent city builder marred by "freemium" model.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
Goat Simulator App Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly, outrageous sim with some cartoonish violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
High School Story App Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Jocks, nerds, and you star in this positive teen drama sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile App Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Theme-park reboot looks nice, lacks the usual fun details.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
FarmVille 2: Country Escape App Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Fun farm sim remix requires patience; watch in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)

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