Australian Council on Children and the Media

Dashy Crashy - :DUMPLING design

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Dashy Crashy is a continuous driver game. Players need fast reaction time and forward planning (anticipatory) skills. ACCM recommends parental guidance for children 5 – 12 due to advertising and in app purchasing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Dashy Crashy was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 21 January 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: Dashy Crashy
Developed by: :DUMPLING design
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4 +
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance ages 5 -12 due to advertising and in-app purchasing.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Dashy Crashy contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our reviewer played the game over several days.

App description

In Dashy Crashy, players must navigate their vehicle through heavy traffic on a 5 lane highway. As the vehicle drives forward automatically, players must dodge left and right by swiping in these directions. Swiping ‘back’ brakes momentarily,  and swiping forward provides a short burst in speed. The game continues until you crash into another car or object. The aim of the game is to travel as far as possible, whilst earning points, until you crash. Prizes are earned during game play which unlocks new cars. At time of playing, there were 90 cars to unlock. Different cars have different features (For example, the Tank can fire at cars ahead).

Reviewers comments

The only concerns that parents should be aware of in this app are the nature and type of ads and in-app purchasing. To unlock some cars, you have the option to watch ads. These ads are approximately 20 – 30 second clips that can’t be clicked out of until the end. Many of these ads feature war style, violent games and are not appropriate for the developer’s age rating of 4+. Cars can also be purchased for $1.49, but a password is required to complete the purchase. Besides the above, there were no other concerns.

In App purchasing

There is some In-App purchasing in this game:

  • New vehicles can be 'unlocked' for $1.49

 

Online information

There is no online information of concern in this app. 

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

Vehicles can be unlocked if you watch ads. This is by choice if you click on the “watch ad” icon (which looks like a right facing arrow within a film box). Many of the ads are inappropriate for younger ages.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted

Coarse language

None noted

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Please see reviewers comments above.

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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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