Category Archive: Common Sense Media

App Review: TableTots

Spinlight Studios has created some of the best educational apps for iOS. AlphaTots and TallyTots let kids work by themselves, but TableTots brings parents more into the mix. This extraordinarily versatile app lets parents put together hundreds,… Continue reading

App Review: Civiballs HD

While Civiballs HD is certainly a derivative title, that doesn’t stop it from being a fun one. Beyond cutting chains to make colored balls drop into their matching jars, the game regularly introduces… Continue reading

App Review: Siegecraft

Unlike other defense games, which have you set up weapons that fire automatically, Siegecraft instead takes a page from the Angry Birds playbook, with weapons that operate much like a slingshot and require constant user… Continue reading

App Review: Roll in the Hole

While Roll in the Hole certainly has its entertaining qualities, you can’t help but feel you’re playing a paint-by-numbers arcade/puzzle app. Cutesy lead character? Check. Happy looping background music? It’s in there. Physics-based… Continue reading

App Review: Real Racing 2

Firemint set the bar for racing sims on iDevices — and it has raised it considerably with Real Racing 2. The game is the closest you’ll get to a Forza title in the app store… Continue reading

Game Review: Monopoly Collection

There are actually two stories with Monopoly Collection, since the disc contains two complete games. The original Monopoly is a video game version of the classic board game, where players take turns moving pieces around… Continue reading

App Review: Bike Baron

The fun with most physics-based sports game is seeing how far you can fling your onscreen persona when you crash. That’s true in Bike Baron, but the game isn’t limited to just that… Continue reading

App Review: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots

Scoff all you want at the fact that this app is a blatant marketing ploy; you still have to give developer Halfbrick credit for making Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots worth the money.… Continue reading

Game Review: Dance Central 2

Even if you have the grace of a spastic camel, you can’t help but have fun with Dance Central 2. The game is forgiving for beginners, challenging for experts, and features a terrific lineup… Continue reading

App Review: Scribblenauts Remix

The Scribblenauts series is one of the most unique to come along in years, so it’s delightful to see it make its debut on iDevices. Scribblenauts Remix is a best-of game, combining the highlights of the… Continue reading