Monkeying around could end up stealing much of your time
The game Sling Kong encourages its players to get into some monkey business. The aim of the game is to launch your adorable animal avatar (who is, by default, a monkey) as high as you can up the current level. You launch your fuzzy friend from peg to peg, though you’ll have to avoid some obstacles that pose some serious peril. If you can ascend and successfully avoid these hazards, including fire, buzz saws and pounding blocks, you’re rewarded with a higher score. As you play, you can unlock other characters. The app also has other mini-games that can help you earn in-game currency to buy more characters.
The game does have in-app purchases for those who want to buy more of the game’s gold. It’s also ad-supported, though anyone who buys something through the app can ditch ads. There’s also some implication of violence when you miss a peg or hit an obstacle. But there’s never any violence on screen. The app carries a 9+ rating, which can be a guide for parents who are worried. Overall, though, Sling Kong is a fun way to pass the time.
Free, for iOS and Android.