App Reviews

Kick the Buddy: No Mercy App Poster Image
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age 15+
Distasteful app glorifies violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Pou App Poster Image
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Pou
age 6+
Virtual pet app engages kids as they care for cute alien.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Mini Empires Plus App Poster Image
age 14+
A lot of depth in strategy game; heavy in-app purchase push.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Hello Kitty Cafe! App Poster Image
age 9+
Speedy cafe sim may be too much work for Hello Kitty fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Tiny Monsters App Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute breeding sim playable without in-app buys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Plague Inc. App Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Pandemic 2.5 App Poster Image
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age 14+
Aim is to kill off humans with disease in slow, passive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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The Sims FreePlay App Poster Image
age 15+
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Stardom: The A-List App Poster Image
age 14+
No big thrills, but celebrity life sim can be hypnotic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Bistro Cook App Poster Image
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age 9+
Kitchen time-management sim an engaging time-killer.
Devices: Android
(2011)
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Tiny Tower App Poster Image
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age 8+
Adorable sim playable without in-app buys -- with patience.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Battle Nations App Poster Image
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age 12+
In-app pushiness mars otherwise fun strategy game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Snoopy's Street Fair App Poster Image
age 10+
Fine simulation aggressively pushes players to buy more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
age 8+
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
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The Oregon Trail: American Settler App Poster Image
age 9+
Frontier building sim a fun, entertainment-focused sequel.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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DragonVale App Poster Image
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age 9+
Entertaining sim experience requires patience -- or cash.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Grand Prix Story App Poster Image
age 9+
Sim app has quirky charm but lacks strong tutorial.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Tiny Zoo Friends App Poster Image
age 13+
Run-of-the-mill zoo sim puts heavy emphasis on purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Animal Academy App Poster Image
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age 13+
Addictive sim pushes connecting to FB, in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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The Sims 3 Ambitions App Poster Image
age 15+
Feature-rich life sim adds babies, entrepreneurship.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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