Australian Council on Children and the Media

Cat Bird! - Raiyumi Inc.

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Short takes

Cat Bird! is a multi-level platform game. Players need good strategy, timing, co-ordination and persistence. Due to social media connectivity and pop-up ads, this game is not suitable for children 12 years and under.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Cat Bird! was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 18 October 2018.

About the app

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

Name of app: Cat Bird!
Developed by: Raiyumi Inc.
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Rated 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
ACCM suggested age: 13 + for social media connectivity and pop-up ads.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Cat Bird! contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Level 3

App description

In this platform game, players need to navigate “Catbird” (a cat with wings), through a series of mazes. Left and right movement is achieved with on screen arrows to left of screen, with the right of screen button enabling jumping and hovering. Players work out how to move through the platform mazes by manipulating objects and timing jumps and hovering down and over obstacles. The aim of the game is to make it to the end with the least amount of deaths.

Reviewers comments

This style of platform game is saturated through the gaming market (and has been since Mario Bros.), and at first, seems relatively straight forward. However, by the second world (or level) the mazes become quite difficult and require many attempts to master. Thus, younger children may become frustrated with this game. Taking into consideration the frequent pop-up ads (which show war game apps), together with social media connectivity to Facebook, Twitter and BandCamp, this app is not recommended for children 12 years and under.

In App purchasing

$2.99 to remove the ads.

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.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

see reviewers comments.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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