Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv - TutoTOONS

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Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv is a virtual pet game designed to teach kids about caring for pets. Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 8 (unless offline play) (high frequency of advertising, online connectivity)

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 April 2021.

About the app

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

Name of app: Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv
Developed by: TutoTOONS
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer's suggested age: G
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable under 5; parental guidance recommended to 8 due to high frequency of advertising.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The game was played for several hours.

App description

Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv is a virtual pet game, designed to teach kids about caring for pets. Pets are hatched from an egg and players can feed them, watch them grow, play with them and clothe them. From the home screen, access is available to adverts for other games from the same developer and a privacy policy. Pressing the large play button takes the player into a bright and colourful space where an egg is waiting to hatch. A cute little pet emerges from the egg, which needs a bottle of milk to help it grow. There are a couple of pets available and then further pets are hatched by using points earned in game play. The hatching of the eggs can take a long time or the player can watch an ad to avoid waiting.

There are several mini games in the app including: a colouring-in game (in which there are two pictures that are free, the rest need the player to watch an ad), which involves tapping on a colour palette to fill in the white picture; a game in which a pet has to move upwards to collect coins and earn points and rewards along the way; a basketball game which requires the pets to aim a basketball into a moving hoop which also earns points and rewards. Other games become available as the game progresses as does the environment in which the pets play. This expands to include a dressing room where the player can choose from a number of different outfits to dress their pets, a larger play room and an outside balcony.

Reviewers comments

Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv is a bright, colourful and fun game for kids to play. It is easy to play and simple to follow. However, there is a high level of advertising, which is a concern. Players can watch an ad to speed up the hatching process, earn points, play extra games etc. In addition, pop-up ads frequently occur during game play which can be very annoying. The developer does state that all ads are appropriate for children and in accordance with COPP and GDPR regulations. Another problem occurs, however, when watching an ad, that a player can click through to websites for more information. A way to avoid this is that play can be offline, which would be a recommendation for younger children.

To open the App the following permissions are required: access to the device’s photos/media and files.

In App purchasing

There is no In-App purchasing in this game.

Online information

There is no online information required to play this game.

While there is no online information required to play this game, the Internet is easily accessible through the pop-up adverts and the new game apps that appear on the home screen.

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.

While there are no elements of gambling in this app, the reviewer found one of the adverts was for a gold miner game which introduces an element of chance.

Advertising and product placement

There is frequent advertising in this game, including:

  • Adverts for children’s movies such as Peter Rabbit 2
  • Adverts for other children’s apps.

The reviewer found the frequency of adverts annoying.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No concerning game playing behaviour was noted, except that eggs can also be hatched by placing two pets onto a sofa, or ‘magic merge machine’ (as shown in a pictogram), and pressing a button which sends electronic signals that produce an egg. Children might gain erroneous ideas of how eggs are formed.

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