Fiete Sports - Ahoiii Entertainment
An Olympics-style sports app featuring Fiete, a sailor character utilised in other apps by the same developer. Play requires tapping or swiping the screen to participate in sporting events. Caution: in-app purchases and advertising.
No gambling content found in the levels played
This review of Fiete Sports was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 25 February 2017.
About the app
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Fiete Sports|
|Developed by:||Ahoiii Entertainment|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store|
|Developer's suggested age:||4 years + made for under 5 years|
|ACCM suggested age:||Parental Guidance recommended to 12 years due to in-app purchases, advertising and gender stereotypes.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Fiete Sports contains the following information:
- The level to which the game was reviewed
- App description
- Reviewers comments
- In App purchasing
- Online information
- Advertising and product placement
- Gender stereo types and sexual references
- Coarse language
- Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents
The full game offers 13 different sports in which to compete, with five games accessible for free and the remaining 8 requring payment of $2.99 for the full version.
The app centres on the character, Fiete, who races in all the events. Players can choose between swimming, cycling, hurdles, running and shot put with eight additional events available in the paid version. Play requires repeatedly tapping the screen to move Fiete. A medal ceremony at the end of each event celebrates Fiete’s placing.
The app features bright distinctive illustrations with each sports event hosted in a different country. Most of the games involve simple, repetitive tapping, with some aiming and correct timing required for events such as shot put or hurdles. Repetitive tapping may become tiring for young children and older children may prefer to use a coordinated tapping of four fingers, rather than one to move the character. The game positively models sport participation and celebration of all three placings, rather than just gold. Unfortunately all athletes depicted are Caucasian and male, which does not accurately reflect competitive sport. Parental co-play is recommended to model correct tapping technique and avoid children tapping too hard or for too long.
Gameplay is relatively simple which will appeal to pre-schoolers, however the lack of skill may also mean players are bored quickly. Children lacking sufficient fine motor control may also be frustrated by the repetitive tapping required as well as the timing and control necessary in events such as shot-put and hurdles. The free version of this app only includes five events, each of which is over very quickly, making the free version very limited in its utility. After the medal ceremony players can tap an icon to repeat the event or tap the home icon to return to the main screen. The medal achieved is then assigned to the event on the home screen, unless the event is played again.
- The full version unlocks eight additional sporting events which can be purchased for $2.99 by tapping the padlock icon on the homepage. Access to this feature requires solving a mathematical sum utilising a screen ‘calculator’. An incorrect response prompts a new sum.
- No online information required but offers a message app inclusion which downloads imessage stickers onto the device which can be utilised in texts.
At 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.
- The full version of the app is advertised on both the home and menu screen and additional Fiete apps by the same developer as well as e-books, which are also advertised from the home screen.
- The main character Fiete, is male, as are all the other competitors which may communicate a negative message that only males participate in competitive sporting events.
- No coarse language.
- The presence of only male competitors may be of concern to some parents who want a more gender inclusive sports game.
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