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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)
No gambling content found in the levels played
This privacy check of Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv was received from AppCensus on 13 September 2021.
This review of Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 April 2021.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv|
|Platform reviewed:||Google Play|
|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|
This review of Fluvsies – A Fluff to Luv contains the following information:
The game was played for several hours.
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.
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.
At the time of the review, to open the App the following permissions were required: access to the device’s photos/media and files.
There is no In-App purchasing in this game.
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.
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.
There is frequent advertising in this game, including:
The reviewer found the frequency of adverts annoying.
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.
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