Australian Council on Children and the Media

Dr Panda Supermarket - Dr Panda Ltd.

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‘Dr Panda Supermarket’ is a mini games app where players can explore different supermarket themed games. Parental guidance is recommended for ages under 5 due to advertising.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Dr Panda Supermarket was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 7 May 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Dr Panda Supermarket
Developed by: Dr Panda Ltd.
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance (orange) children aged 4; suitable (green) for children aged 5+ due to advertisements.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Dr Panda Supermarket contains the following information:

App description

‘Dr Panda Supermarket’ is a mini games app where players can explore different supermarket themed games. These games are “click and drag” based,  where players can do a variety of tasks, such as collect shopping carts, mop the floor and help shoppers find their items. Parental guidance is recommended for ages under 5 due to advertising.  

Reviewers comments

The game is set in a supermarket which is run by a panda. Animals come into the supermarket and the player has to help them with their shopping. The games are based on clicking and dragging items rather than language skills, which allows younger players to easily navigate the games. There is no tutorial, so the player must discover how the games work themselves. For example, one of the games is to collect all of the shopping carts in the car park. The player clicks on the carts and drags them together to form a line. This app can help players with their object and pattern recognition skills, spatial awareness, and also teach players about organisation and recycling.

 

In App purchasing

None.

Online information

  • None required.
  • An internet connection is not needed to play the game.

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content. 

Advertising and product placement

On the main menu of the game, it advertises more app games by the same developer. If clicked, it will request that the player put in their birth year. Only players over 14 years are taken to the app store. However, these advertisements can be turned off by users (over the age of 14 – see inset below.)

 

 

Gender stereo types and sexual references

At time of review, the reviewer found no gender stereotypes or sexual references in the game.

Coarse language

At the time of review, the reviewer found no coarse language in the game.

 

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

At the time of review, the reviewer found no concerning game playing behaviour.

Other

None found. 

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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

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