Australian Council on Children and the Media

4 Pics 1 Movie - Games Circus LLC

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In this game, the player must use four picture clues to work out a movie title; Caution: in-app purchases, online interactivity, advertising, simulated gambling app ads.

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Contains some elements of gambling

This review of 4 Pics 1 Movie was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 20 February 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: 4 Pics 1 Movie
Developed by: Games Circus LLC
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 12+, Google Play: Medium Maturity
Gambling content advice: Contains some elements of gambling. This game may contain devices which mimic those found in a casino; but the player is not risking something of value to play. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details

ACCM review

This review of 4 Pics 1 Movie contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

1-4 of 48

App description

In this game the player must use four picture clues to work out a movie title.

Reviewers comments

The player is presented with four pictures and must determine the title of the movie they apply to. Clues are given, such as how many letters are in the word and a selection of letters is shown, which includes the letters of the sought movie title. Virtual coins are awarded for correct answers. Coins can be used to purchase extra clues, such as a correct letter from the movie title.

Answering 16 movie titles correctly will unlock the next level. There can also be time restrictions on when the next level will be unlocked, though it is possible to use coins to unlock it immediately.

A possible learning benefit could be that the player must look for clues in the pictures, which sometimes requires imagination or lateral thinking.

In App purchasing

Yes: There is a “shop” in which extra coins can be purchased with real money. It is possible to remove ads by purchasing the app.

When a player goes into the “shop”, at the bottom of the screen appears a message flashing “You won!” and a red message symbol. Clicking on it takes the player to a webpage which explains the player has qualified for a chance to win an Apple product, on which they should “Act fast…”. Proceeding through the screens, the player is advised that for a chance to win the product they must sign up for a phone message service, at a cost of $13.20 per week. 

Online information

Players can connect to Facebook or Twitter to ask their friends for help with a movie title. If the player logs into Facebook, the app will access their public profile and friend list.

It is possible to earn extra free coins by downloading and running other apps (which may include slot machine apps) or by signing up for a free trial of apps such as eHarmony or Tokyo Girls Update.

Gambling

Players may be presented with ads for slot machine apps with an offer to download them now.

Advertising and product placement

Ads frequently appear for other apps, with an offer to download them. These apps are sometimes slot machine apps. From time to time there are ads for other products/companies, such as an airline. 

It is possible to earn extra free coins by watching ads for other apps

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

About games and gambling

Most games contain elements of risk, chance and knowledge, that is why they are fun to play. There is growing concern about the impacts of simulated gambling games on the health and wellbeing of children. That's why we are identifying games that contain gambling elements on our site.

The State Government of South Australia's web site http://nogame.com.au/ contains information about these concerns.