Australian Council on Children and the Media

Little Fire Station - Fox & Sheep

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Little Fire Station is a time management game where the player operates a fire station and completes various tasks, which includes putting out fires and rescuing kittens. Parental guidance for children age 4 -8 due to upgrade and purchasing options when connected to the internet.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Little Fire Station was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 2 July 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Little Fire Station
Developed by: Fox & Sheep
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 3+
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance for ages 4 - 8.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Little Fire Station contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Approximately an hour.

App description

In this game the player begins in a fire station and can click on certain characters that prompt the player to find objects hidden around the fire station. When the fire alarm goes, the player must click on all characters to get them to slide down the fire pole and into the truck. The firefighting team then travel to the site of several rescue jobs including fires and kitten rescues. This game may assist in developing observation, fine motor, time management and problem solving skills.

 

Reviewers comments

The menu or start screen has an icon that can take the player straight to the developer’s other games in Google Play, which cost money. There is also a shopping cart icon that can take children to a screen with the option of upgrading the game. This has a mathematical problem that has to be solved before the player can get into Google Play to purchase these updates. When online, a young player may find this easy to do, however this game still functions well without connection to the internet.

In App purchasing

Options to go to Google Play to purchase updates or other games.

Online information

None. 

Gambling

At the 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

Advertises other games – with a small, subtle icon.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

No, both genders are represented in this game.

Coarse language

None. 

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None. 

Other

None. 

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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