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Dude Perfect 2 is a basketball game based on the popular YouTube channel of the same name. Players will need good timing and distance estimating skills to play. Not recommended for children 8 years and under due to in app purchasing and videos. Parental guidance 9 -13 years due to social media connectivity.
This review of Dude Perfect 2 was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 1 March 2018.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Dude Perfect 2|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4+|
|ACCM suggested age:||Not recommended for children under 9 years. PG for 9-13 years.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Dude Perfect 2 contains the following information:
This app is an “impossible challenge” game where players must shoot the required number of goals with a basketball in the shortest amount of attempts. Aiming the ball is achieved by adjusting the shot arrow up and down. The strength of the throw is also adjusted within the arrow by swiping lesser or greater, with the actual throw achieved by tapping the basketball icon once.
Levels become increasing harder, with complex obstacles and different kinds of balls required (e.g. cannonballs are needed to smash glass barriers to get to the hoop). Coins are earned through level completion – with more coins rewarded for the least amount of throws. Getting a perfect score (least amount of throws possible) is rewarded with 3 stars and a whole dollar. Coins and dollars can be used to unlock certain features such as different players and extra throws. Shooting the required number of goals unlocks the next level.
This game may assist in honing certain mental abilities such as sequencing, complex puzzles and memory. Also, some of the levels are quite difficult and require a fair bit of planning and trial and error to complete. Parents need to be aware that there is a strong element of social media connectivity to this game with prompts popping up suggesting connecting with Facebook friends and also sharing on Twitter. There are also real Dude Perfect videos built into the app that, when watched, earn rewards. Some of these may not be appropriate for younger children (for example, one shows a model rocket challenge with rockets that are high powered – and one nearly hits a Dude Perfect member when he tries to catch it from a great height). There are also pop-up ads which feature war style apps.
2500 Coins or 80 Cash - $2.99
5000 Coins or 125 Cash - $4.49
8400 Coins or 240 Cash - $7.99
14,000 Coins or 400 Cash - $12.99
38,000 Coins or 800 Cash - $22.99
80,000 Coins or 2500 Cash - $46.99
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.
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There are no girls in Dude Perfect.
As with the Dude Perfect YouTube series – the emphasis is on making seemingly impossible shots in a single attempt. Some children may not understand that these shots probably took hundreds of attempts to make, possibly setting up an unrealistic expectation that they should be able to do the same. It is suggested that parents explain this to their children to mitigate perfectionist attitudes that could generalise into everyday tasks.
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