Australian Council on Children and the Media

Fish School HD - Duck Duck Moose

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This App is designed for young children and presents fish swimming through the water to create letters, shapes and simple games.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Fish School HD was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 1 May 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: Fish School HD
Developed by: Duck Duck Moose
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: Google: low maturity, iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 3+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Fish School HD contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All levels were reviewed.

App description

This App is designed for young children and presents fish swimming through the water to create letters, shapes and simple games.

Reviewers comments

This App with simple, cartoon fish swimming through space is engaging for young children, with many children in user testing participating for extended periods of time. Within the App children can select a variety of activities such as letters, numbers, colours and shapes. Each of these activities has the fish swim into formation, eg all fish of one colour for the colour activity or fish swimming to form letters for the letter activity. Each activity is accompanied by additional visual and audio prompts.

In addition to these activities two mini games are also presented, matching and identifying differences as well as a free play mode, where the user can control the fish movement. Some parents report the limited range of verbal feedback as frustrating and request a setting to turn off the music however in this review these tools were not obvious and may be a limitation of the App.

In App purchasing

Yes: Link to other apps by the designer, in a ‘locked’ parent space

Gambling

No gambling content found during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during the review.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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