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Active Arcade (2021) is a motion controlled set of puzzle and action games. You control the action in the game by standing in front of your smartphone camera and moving your body, arms and hands.

The app offers access to a growing library of games. The experience and level of challenge in each game varies but they are all family friends. The current games include: Reaction, Box Attack, Whack-a-Mole, Bunny Hop, Space Pong, SuperHits High Kicks, Cone Knockout, Galaxy Jumpers, Laser Dodge, Pose! and Reaction Flow.

Space Pong is a popular offering where you bat a ball back at opponents in two player battles. Bunny Hop takes things further by allowing you to control the on-screen bunny and jump to progress up to the next levels. Whack A Mole offers a simpler but no less exuberant reaction-based challenge.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Active Arcade 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Physically Active game with Creative, Platform and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. Certain games let you play others online. While others offer a local multiplayer challenge.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. There are some simple games ideal for young children, particularly those who haven't learnt the skill of gamepads and controllers.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Active Arcade

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Active Arcade is a free app with a wide variety of fun, motion-based games that anyone can play with only a standard mobile device. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/10/2021

Price: Free

Out Now: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (2 online)

Genres: Action, Physically Active (Creative, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Nix Company (@NixCompany)

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