Penguin Run is one of the best free android games for kids

Are you ready to help a cute little penguin collect golden fish in the cold Arctic frost? Penguin Run is a simple yet highly addictive android game for both kids and adults to enjoy. Rated suitable for all age groups by the Pan European Game Information (PEGI), this vertical scrolling video game is guaranteed to bring hours of fun and excitement right to your mobile screen.

Cartoon style adventure game

google app store free games download for androidThe goal of this game is to achieve the highest score possible and because it’s connected to the Play Game Services by Google, you can now compete among your friends making the experience that much more fun.

As an addition you can collect golden fish which can be used to unlock differently colored penguin characters and new levels.

The game is over as soon as you hit an iceberg or a gigantic snowball so make sure you do your best to avoid these at all costs!

The pros

The great cartoon like graphics are definitely a good thing. I’m loving the background and the penguin itself is amazingly cute too. If you have kids, I’m sure they are going to love it!

The background music is calm and relaxing while at the same time not too slow. It kind of helps you to “get in the zone” and concentrate on not hitting the obstacles.

The cons

For a game such as this there is just way too many advertisements. The ones at the bottom aren’t all that annoying, but should you die and get a “game over” you’ll immediately be shown an ad. Even the death’s sound effect launches after you have closed the ad.

For a beginner it can be a little bit confusing to understand which way is up. Sure, the vertical scroller can only go one way which is up, but the way this game is laid out- it just takes a couple of minutes of practice to understand it. (or maybe it’s just me).


The overall gameplay is very simple and straightforward and while it can take a new player a little bit of time to really understand the controls and get a feel for the game, it’s a nice gaming experience nonetheless. I have a feeling that this game is targeted a little bit more towards children, but to be honest, I had a great experience playing it too and I will definitely keep it around in my phone.