Australian Council on Children and the Media

Fidget Hand Spinner - chenziming chenziming

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Fidget Hand Spinner is a virtual adaption of the world wide craze of the same name. Gross motor skills only required to play. Caution: some ads include slot machines and violent video games. Not suitable for children under 9, parental guidance for children aged 9 – 12.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Fidget Hand Spinner was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 30 July 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Fidget Hand Spinner
Developed by: chenziming chenziming
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable for children under 9. Parental guidance 9 -12 due to inappropriate ads.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Fidget Hand Spinner contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The game was played for several hours

App description

In this game, players simply spin the fidget spinner. The game will measure the speed, amount of spins (during that turn) and amount of spins overall (for all spins across the game). These statistics are compared against world rankings. Thus, the aim of the game is to get the highest scores possible. More fidget spinners can be unlocked either by reaching milestones in the game or watching 10 – 30 second ads.

Reviewers comments

Fidget Hand Spinner appears to be a game designed to capitalise on the current world wide craze, simply due to the fact that it’s very ad heavy. Not only is there a constant banner ad at the bottom of the screen, but a main feature of the app (unlocking new spinners) requires watching 10 – 30 second ads for other game apps. For the most part, these ads were child friendly and appropriate for the designer’s age recommendation of 4+. However, a couple of ads featured slot machines and violent game play. These would not be appropriate for most children under 9 and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 9 – 12.  

In App purchasing

None. 

Online information

None. 

Gambling

As noted above, some of the ads in this game feature slot machines.

Advertising and product placement

Heavy advertising during this game – and required to watch in order to unlock more spinners.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

Nothing noted. 

Coarse language

None. 

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None. 

Other

None. 

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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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