Australian Council on Children and the Media

Fish & Trip - Bloop Games

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In this game, players navigate a school of fish in order to avoid obstacles and predators. The aim of the game is to swim as long as possible. Parental guidance for children aged 9 – 12 due to social media connectivity and in-app purchasing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Fish & Trip was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 4 September 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Fish & Trip
Developed by: Bloop Games
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: PG for children aged 9 – 12
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Fish & Trip contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The reviewer played the game for several hours

App description

In Fish & Trip, the player starts with a single fish and must collect other fish – which then become a part of their “school”. The more fish collected the higher the points earned. The player can also collect eggs which can be used to give access to different fish. Players must avoid hitting various sea-life or being eaten by fish/sharks. The game increases in difficulty the longer that the player survives. The aim of the game is to stay alive as long as possible and achieve the highest score. Players will need quick reaction times to last for a reasonable amount of time in this game as the pace of the fish becomes very quick in a short amount of time. Furthermore, the amount of obstacles and predators in the fast stage increases a lot – making the game quite difficult.

Reviewers comments

While this game may be suitable for younger children the increasing pace of the swimming fish makes it very difficult to last for a decent amount of time and hence some younger children are likely to become frustrated with this. Furthermore parental guidance is recommended for children aged 9 – 12 due to the game’s connectivity to Twitter and Facebook and in-app purchasing.

In App purchasing

You can pay $2.99 to stop the ads (which also gives you 5000 eggs).

New fish can also be unlocked for $0.99 to $4.49 each.

Online information

  • Connectivity with social media

Gambling

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.

Advertising and product placement

30 second pop-up ads occur at the end of every game. Rewards can also be doubled if you opt to watch ads. Most of these ads are for other related game apps – however one of these was for a slot machine game.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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