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Bubbu – My Virtual Pet is a combination puzzle, arcade and sandbox game allowing the player to customise and care for a cat and choose what the cat does (feed, wash, sleep, go to the salon, go to a friend’s house, grow vegetables, etc). It also features a number of mini-games. Requires basic motor skills, reading and numerical understanding. Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 15 (frequent advertisements and in-app purchasing not protected through any parental lock)
No gambling content found in the levels played
This privacy check of Bubbu – My Virtual Pet was received from AppCensus on 13 September 2021.
This review of Bubbu – My Virtual Pet was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 9 September 2021.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Bubbu – My Virtual Pet|
|Platform reviewed:||Google Play|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||Not suitable under 5 and parental guidance recommended to 15 due to frequent pop-up ads and in-app purchasing (not protected through any parental lock) to increase in-game currency with the maximum purchase price being $165AUD.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Bubbu – My Virtual Pet contains the following information:
Bubbu – My Virtual Pet was played until level 7 was reached.
Bubbu – My Virtual Pet is an app that allows the player to care for a cat. The player attains additional levels depending on how well they care for the cat (feed, clean, entertain and put the pet to bed). As the player reaches new levels, different skins, clothing options and mini-games are unlocked for the player to use. The mini-games include a variety of puzzle and arcade games that are similar to Solitaire, 2048, and Connect 4. The player also gains an in-game currency throughout the game as they care for and interact with the cat.
This game is open-ended and has no clear end or aim.
Bubbu – My Virtual Pet includes frequent advertisements that come up as you engage with the game. These ads are quite sporadic and can come up at random times that interrupt game play (for example, when moving into another room of the house, when putting the cat to bed, etc). These advertisements are usually of other games from the developer however, some were not child content.
The app does not require any login information however, if a parent’s credit card details are logged in on the app store, the card becomes easily accessible for a child to use as no password is required to purchase extra in-app currency and it takes you straight to the credit card details that are used for the app store.
There are a few learning opportunities in the app, one being the mini-game called Solitaire. This mini-game involves the player using mathematical skills as they place cards counting up or down from 1-10.
There is In-App purchasing in this game, examples include:
There is no online information required to play this game.
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.
There is advertising in this game, including:
The pop-up ads were not necessarily inappropriate, but some were not of kid content.
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