Australian Council on Children and the Media

Mini Pool for Kids - Giuseppe Calcagno

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Mini Pool for Kids is a game where the player can learn how to play pool. Due to advertising and online information this game is not recommended for children under 9.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Mini Pool for Kids was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 4 June 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Mini Pool for Kids
Developed by: Giuseppe Calcagno
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance for children aged 4 - 8.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Mini Pool for Kids contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

No Levels.

App description

Mini Pool for Kids is a game where the player can learn how to play pool. The player can connect with Twitter to tweet about their game play. Parental guidance is recommended for this app for ages 5-8 and is suitable for ages 9+ due to advertising and online information.

Reviewers comments

Mini Pool for Kids has a simple tutorial that explains to the player how to control the game. The player can change the background and colour of the pool table. A strategy for safer game play for younger children is to turn off the internet connection on the device. This will prevent children accessing Twitter but it will still allow them the play the game. There are frequent full screen video advertisements which pop up during game play. With iTunes, the advertisements can be removed by paying extra.   

In App purchasing

None. 

Online information

  • Wi-Fi connection information
  • Connectivity with social media

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

  • Full screen video advertisements appear occasionally during game play and every time you want to start a new game or look at the tutorial image.
  • These advertisements do not disappear after they have finished. The player must press the small ‘x’ in the corner.
  • If the device is connected to the internet, clicking on the advertisements will take you to the company’s webpage.
  • The advertisements are typically for PG companies, such as RAA.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

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

 

Coarse language

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

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. 

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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.