Australian Council on Children and the Media

Happy St - Godzilab

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Happy St is a game set in a fantasy land, inhabited by cartoon foxes, where you can build your own village. Not recommended for children under 16 years of age due to simulated gambling and online connectivity.

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Simulated casino style gambling

This review of Happy St was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 6 July 2018.

About the app

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

Name of app: Happy St
Developed by: Godzilab
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 9+
ACCM suggested age: Not recommended for children under 16 years of age due to simulated gambling and online connectivity.
Gambling content advice: Simulated casino style gambling. Player is risking money or something of value on an outcome of an event involving chance when the probability of winning or losing is less than certain. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details

ACCM review

This review of Happy St contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All areas of the game were played.

App description

This game is based on the premise that the more you purchase (own) the happier you will be. The aim of the game is to create your own dream village and purchase a house, land, a variety of small businesses (optometrist, fruit store etc.), and other items to add to your village. But to do this you have to first earn coins or Flooz (pink jewels). The player can either earn these with rewards, or buy them with real money. One of the ways to earn coins is by playing the lucky spin machine. This is an exact replica of a real life simulated gambling machine. As with many continuous games you have to be playing the game at a specific time to win rewards. For example if you are playing the game when the moon rises you will earn moonstones (this can happen at any random time).

In App purchasing

Hand of Flooz$1.99

Bag of Flooz$4.99

Barrel of Flooz$9.99

House of Flooz$19.99

Hand of Lucky Spin Token$1.99

Bag of Lucky Spin Token$4.99

Zoe Pack of Cards$1.99

Billy Pack of Cards$1.99

Pepin Pack of Cards$1.99

Castle Of Flooz $49.99

Online information

Log ins

Online connectivity

Gambling

One of the ways to win rewards in this game is to spin the lucky spinner which is an exact replica of many poker machine (including the traditional fruit icons). If the player spins the wheel and gets a certain combination they win a specific amount of Flooz which they can use within the game to get ahead.

Advertising and product placement

None of concern.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None of concern.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

See above comments re gambling.

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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

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

About games and gambling

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.

The State Government of South Australia's web site http://nogame.com.au/ contains information about these concerns.