Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence.
Rated PEGI 12 with violence. The ESRB rated it EVERYONE 10+ with fantasy violence.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. This isn't a game designed with young children in mind, but the simple controls and appealing visuals actually make it work well. You need to be able to respond in time to the music and understand what is happening on screen. But you can always rewind to try again so even the youngest will get through it.
Text is mostly bright and large, but it is a stylised font and flashes with the music. Unselected text in the menus is very faint.
If you fail a section it rewinds for another attempt. If you fail a section a number of times the game offers the option to skip this section. This means you can't fail a level and it creates a low-pressure experience if you are not focused on the score.
Mobile controls are designed to respond to a finger held on the screen and motioned to change direction and taps for triggering events. You can play with swipes but this is less accurate. Console controls use the Left Stick for direction, or you can use the D-Pad (or indeed the Right Stick).
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