App Reviews

musical.ly - your music video community App Poster Image
age 16+
Sing, lip-synch, and share videos; watch for iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Terraria App Poster Image
csm_app
age 11+
LEARNING
Well-done Minecraft-like game, with action twist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
Pixel Gun 3D App Poster Image
csm_app
age 18+
Decent action shooter with loads of privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Geometry Dash App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Addictive, utterly frustrating action/music/platform game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas App Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Incredible game -- but incredibly inappropriate for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Subway Surfers App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Bright, entertaining take on endless-runner genre.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Temple Run 2 App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Well-done sequel even better than original phenomenon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Plague Inc. App Poster Image
csm_app
age 12+
LEARNING
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Angry Birds Space App Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Sequel introduces new levels that have gravitational pull.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Draw Something App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
LEARNING
Pictionary-like app addictively fun; beware random matches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Temple Run App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Quick reflexes needed to survive Indiana Jones-like chases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation App Poster Image
age 18+
Well-made shooter, but keep kids far away.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
DragonVale App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
LEARNING
Entertaining sim experience requires patience -- or cash.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Jetpack Joyride App Poster Image
csm_app
age 13+
LEARNING
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Angry Birds Rio App Poster Image
csm_app
age 7+
LEARNING
Giant puzzle franchise expands -- now with movie tie-in.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus App Poster Image
age 17+
Modern Warfare 2 clone with military violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
Cut the Rope App Poster Image
csm_app
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun physics-based puzzler with adorable mascot.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
Netflix App Poster Image
csm_app
age 17+
Lots of great kids' media on the go; parent controls weak.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)

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