Australian Council on Children and the Media

Ben 10: Up to Speed - Cartoon Network

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Ben 10 Up to Speed is an adventure running game. The player has to navigate the game character Ben, past enemies and obstacles, collect items and use alien superpowers. Caution: In-app purchases and mild violence.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Ben 10: Up to Speed was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 11 February 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Ben 10: Up to Speed
Developed by: Cartoon Network
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 9-11; Google Play: PG 9-12
ACCM suggested age: Not recommended for ages 4 - 8, parental guidance recommended for ages 9 - 12 due to mild fantasy violence and in-app purchases.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Ben 10: Up to Speed contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All available levels were played for this review.

App description

In this fast-paced action game, the player needs to run, jump or slide past enemies and obstacles, as well as collect coins and useful items. The character can transform into aliens and use their different superpowers to defeat enemies. By progressing through the levels (30 in total), more game features become available.

Reviewers comments

The game requires reading skills in order to understand the game narrative as well as to be able to read and apply written instructions, hints and tips. Navigating the game character through the enemy-laden obstacle course requires focus and fast reaction time. As the game progresses the player has to make quick strategic decisions, e.g. regarding the choice of alien skills and weapons, useful boosters and tools depending on the specific game situation. The game features mild violence eg. destroying enemies with physical force and weapons, and losing lives to enemies and obstacles. Coins, which can be exchanged for extra lives, boosters and other helpful items, are collected during the game but can also be purchased. Parental guidance and/or a lock system are therefore recommended.

In App purchasing

  • In-game currency that can be traded for additional features such as extra lives, boosters and helpful tools can be purchased for a value of up to $ 30.99.

Online information

  • The app does not require creating an account or providing personal information.

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

  • There is no advertising, brand or product placement.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • There are no sexual references and there are no gender stereotypes.

Coarse language

  • The language is appropriate for children aged 9 or older, and no coarse language was detected during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • The game features mild violence eg. destroying enemies with physical force and weapons, and losing lives to enemies and obstacles which could be of concern to some parents.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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