Fireboy and Watergirl: Online in the Forest Temple - Demirham Yucel

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Fireboy and Watergirl Online in the Forest Temple is a 2-dimensional platformer with online multiplayer. Caution: advertising of gambling apps

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Contains some elements of gambling

This review of Fireboy and Watergirl: Online in the Forest Temple was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 June 2016.

About the app

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

Name of app: Fireboy and Watergirl: Online in the Forest Temple
Developed by: Demirham Yucel
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
ACCM suggested age: 18+ due to advertising of gambling apps
Gambling content advice: Contains some elements of gambling. This game may contain devices which mimic those found in a casino; but the player is not risking something of value to play. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details

ACCM review

This review of Fireboy and Watergirl: Online in the Forest Temple contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This app was reviewed for approx. 1 hour.

App description

Fireboy and Watergirl: Online in the Forest Temple is a two dimensional platformer app with online components. The objective is to work as a team and complete a variety of puzzles. The skills required problem solving, teamwork, and motor skills.

Reviewers comments

When the app is first opened, users are taken to a screen where they are presented with four options, Multiplayer, Singleplayer, Leaderboard, and Rate Us.

Within the first option, Multiplayer, users are asked to select a level. Once a level is selected, the app attempts to find another player on the internet to complete the level with. The only details shared with this player are the user’s itunes account name.

At the end of each of the single player levels, the player is shown a full-screen static advertisement, such as Wizard of Oz Slots, or a full-screen ad displaying a casino app. This ad displays a counter, counting up above 20 million, while coins fly forward on the screen.

Within the Single player section, users can play the levels of the app, a two dimensional side-scrolling app, controlling both of the characters, one at a time. The app has a banner ad at the top of the screen, which cannot be removed by users. This often displayed advertisements for an online casino.

Within the third section, Leaderboard, players can see all the players who have played the game, and their total score. It shows the player’s current score, and their rank within the 340,000 people who have played the app.

The fourth option within the app is Rate us. This lets the player rate the app within the app store, and leave a review.

In App purchasing

No: No in app purchasing was found during this review.

Online information

The app has an online component, but players are unable to communicate in any way.

Gambling

There are numerous ads for online casino apps within the levels of this app. Many of them are videos, and must be manually closed before the player can proceed.

Advertising and product placement

There are banner advertisements and full screen apps displayed at all times within this app.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

This app contains a high frequency of advertising. Some of the adverts are for simulated gambling apps which can be downloaded through the advert.

Other

N/A.

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About our colour guide

Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

Gambling content advice

Most games contain elements of risk, chance and knowledge, that is why they are fun to play. There is growing concern about the impacts of simulated gambling games on the health and wellbeing of children. That's why we are identifying games that contain gambling elements on our site. These icons signal simulated gambling activity and where none was noted.

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played