This is a cute toy but not very challenging. My grandson enjoyed it but ended up using his Angry Birds launcher instead of this launcher. He ended up combining it with his Angry Birds game which is very similar. You build a tower and try and knock it down with various super heroes. Considering the age group, I think some of the characters from that age groups TV shows might be more appropriate. The only character he was familiar with was Spiderman. The game is rated at five and up, I would rate it at five or six, it did not appeal to the eight year old at all.
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