Australian Council on Children and the Media

Chuggington Traintastic Adventures free train-set-game - Budge Studios

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Based on the British children's television series, this app takes children on a virtual train ride through the fictional town of Chuggington. Caution: frequent advertisements and in-app purchases.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Chuggington Traintastic Adventures free train-set-game was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 30 March 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Chuggington Traintastic Adventures free train-set-game
Developed by: Budge Studios
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free, Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable for children under 5, and parental guidance is recommended for children 5-8 due to frequent in-app purchases and advertising.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Chuggington Traintastic Adventures free train-set-game contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All features available in the free version were reviewed.

App description

Chuggington Traintastic Adventures has 2 play modes. In "Build and Play" the task is to drag a train along the rail track system of Chuggington, collect and install train set pieces like signals, announcement speakers, a quarry loading station, etc. on the way. In "Adventures", the player is guided through a mission, such as to take a train to the quarry, load rocks, and help another train in an emergency. The app also features some video clips from the TV series.

Reviewers comments

The app features appealing animation and sound effects as found in the TV series. The app is more entertaining than educational. Parents and children have to be aware that the free version acts more like an introduction to the full version as only very limited elements are unlocked in the free version. During play, the player is often encouraged to try something, which needs an in-app purchase. Also, there are frequent ads to promote related apps. These pop-up ads do not cease even in the full paid version. 

In App purchasing

In-app purchases include specific game features that can be purchased separately, as well as the full version. Available purchases are:

  • Bundle Pack of All Adventures $14.99
  • The Brewster Booster $7.99
  • Jet Pack Wilson $7.99
  • Can't Catch Koko $7.99
  • Jet Pack Wilson B $5.99

Online information

  • None

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

  • The app contains frequent advertising promoting in-app purchases as well as other apps.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • There are no gender stereotypes or sexual references.

Coarse language

  • The app contains no coarse language.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • The app does not require or promote any game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents.

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