Australian Council on Children and the Media

Aussie Rules Hero - Footy Goal Kicking Game - Norman Rozental

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Aussie Rules Hero is a continuous goal kicking game. Players need good timing to play. Caution: Not recommended for 12 years and under and parental guidance from 13 + due to in-app purchases, gambling related advertising and social media connectivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Aussie Rules Hero - Footy Goal Kicking Game was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 16 April 2018.

About the app

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

Name of app: Aussie Rules Hero - Footy Goal Kicking Game
Developed by: Norman Rozental
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: none
ACCM suggested age: Not recommended for 12 years and under and parental guidance from 13 + due to in-app purchases, gambling related advertising and social media connectivity.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Aussie Rules Hero - Footy Goal Kicking Game contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This game was played for several days by the reviewer.

App description

This game is based on AFL style goal kicking. Players can choose and customise their avatar to reflect their favourite team, choose their number and play as either male or female. Players kick for goal by simply tapping anywhere on the screen. A white arrow moves back and forth in front of the goals to indicate aim and the wind factor is indicated by the direction (left or right) and by number strength. There are a number of game modes which include practice, 30 seconds, mad minute and long bombs etc. The aim of the game is to get as many goals as possible within the noted time frame. Players only need good timing and estimating of wind strength (which only improves with practice).

Reviewers comments

Aussie Rules Hero is very cartoonish graphically and would appeal to many young children. As you only need to tap the screen to kick for goal, it’s also very easy to play. If it weren’t for the ads, I’d agree with the developer’s recommended age of 4. However, most ads in this game featured gambling – and some were very realistic slot machine games that mimic the actual sounds you would hear playing real ones. These ads were also the ones that you can’t opt out of until the 30 second time frame – hence making the player watch or wait until they can play again. This game also easily connects to Facebook and Twitter – in some cases it prompts this to post good achievements.

In App purchasing

Players can remove all ads for $2.99. Different avatars can also be purchased for $4.49.

Online information

  • Connectivity with social media
  • Log ins
  • Other: receive data from the internet.

Gambling

There is no gambling within this game but please see notes in reviewers comments re ads for gambling apps.

Advertising and product placement

Most ads in this game featured gambling – and some were very realistic slot machine games that mimic the actual sounds you would hear playing real ones. These ads were also the ones that you can’t opt out of until the 30 second time frame – hence making the player watch or wait until they can play again.

Players can also watch ads if they want extra time within a game or to play bonus games.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

Players can choose to be either male or female.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

See reviewer’s comments.

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