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Dumb Ways to Die app review: learn how to avoid all the dumb ways to die in this fun and quirky game

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Dumb Ways to Die by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd app is designed by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd to encourage safety and mindfulness around trains and other hazards, with a variety of fun mini games that involve removing forks from toasters, swatting wasps, and being careful around level crossings. 

Introduction

Dumb Ways to Die by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd app is designed by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd to encourage safety and mindfulness around trains and other hazards, with a variety of fun mini games that involve removing forks from toasters, swatting wasps, and being careful around level crossings. It was updated on May 16, 2013 and requires 35.5MB of storage space.

The app is free for a limited time, so get it fast!

Dumb Ways to Die

Free

User Experience

Dumb Ways to Die takes full advantage of the iPhone touch screen and involves flicking, tapping, swiping, and pinching your way to safety… well, relative safety!

Furthermore, as you complete the activities, you can unlock a range of funny characters for your train station, and even unlock a copy of the original video that inspired this app. You can even compete against your friends and other players online by submitting your scores to the Game Center leader board.
 

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Features

This app features a whole host of whacky activities which are designed to teach children and adults alike the importance of being safe, not just around trains, but in all areas of life.

Some of the games include staying back from the edge of train platforms, wiping puke off of your screen, having fun with rattlesnakes, removing forks from toasters, swatting wasps, and even protecting your private parts from hungry carnivorous piranhas by flicking them away.

 

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Dumb Ways to Die

Free

In-App Purchases

There are no in-app purchases.

Update Info

Dumb Ways to Die is currently running on Version 1.1. The latest update included the addition of you being able to take the "Don’t Do Dumb Stuff Around Trains" pledge. The update also included a feature enabling you to switch off the plane game if you are having difficulties with it. De-selecting it in the options menu will prevent it from appearing while you play.
 

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Customer Ratings and Feedback Comments

Dumb Ways to Die currently has 28,677 customer ratings with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.

Customer reviews have generally been very positive, with users commenting on how much fun it is and demanding “more ways to die.” The only negative complaint is that the app tends to freeze up from time to time.
 

Personal Comments by Reviewer

I think Dumb Ways to Die is an absolutely fantastic idea and it really seems to teach important lessons in a fun and friendly way, which is vital to getting kids to engage and stay engaged.

The graphical style is a soft and cartoony one that lends itself nicely to the overall friendly theme, and there are tons of different mini games available, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fun mini games to teach the importance of safety around potential hazards
  • Unlock extra content by completing activities
  • Suitable for kids, both big and small!
     

Cons

  • Although this game has some great intentions, some sensitive individuals may find the concept rather grim for young children.

For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad with iOS 4.3 or later. Dumb Ways to Die is optimized for iPhone 5.

Dumb Ways to Die

Free
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