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Asgard Run - Ayopa Games LLC

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Asgard Run was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 22 January 2016.

About the app

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

Name of app: Asgard Run
Developed by: Ayopa Games LLC
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 9+
ACCM suggested age: 10+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Asgard Run contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This game was played to level 5.

App description

In this Asgard style endless runner game, the player must test how far they can run by dodging obstacles, attacking creatures and collecting gems.

Reviewers comments

The player chooses an Asgardian character to run the course. The player must swipe up, down, left or right to avoid obstacles. These obstacles are often trees, ruins or sections of the path that have fallen away. However, some hurdles are more violent (see below in Violence and scary material for more detail).

Another aspect of the game is to collect gems. When gems appear along the path, the player can swipe in their direction to collect them. With gems you can buy power-ups and unlock more characters (see below in Gender Stereotypes and Sexual references for more detail on extra characters).

The game ends when you crash into an obstacle or are attacked by a creature. The player is given the option of reviving their character at the ‘death’ point by spending one life stone. More life stones can be bought for real money (see In App Purchasing for more detail).

Asgard Run is not an educational game. A small amount of strategy is involved (choosing what to spend your gems on) but it is mostly a skill based game.

In App purchasing

Yes: The player can spend real money to buy gems, extra characters or revival stones. Prices vary from $1.49 to $159.99.

Online information

Users can connect to Facebook to compete against their friends.

Gambling

No simulated gambling content was found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

Occasionally players are presented with advertisements for other app games. The player can also view a video advertisement for an app game to gain gems. The player can remove the advertisements for $7.99.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

The female characters are wearing outfits that show their cleavage.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents for the 10+ age group was found during this review.

Other

Violence and Scary Material:

Some aspects of this game may be scary to young children. Skeletons, exploding monsters and evil wizards, occasionally attack the character. The player must either avoid or attack these creatures to survive. The character is given a weapon (a sword or an axe) to attack oncoming creatures. The player is rewarded with gems if they kill a certain amount of creatures. A few of the obstacles which the player encounters are violent. These include fireballs, fire pits and blades.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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