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Hey Duggee: The Big Badge App includes 6 fun activities like drawing, cake decorating, and hair styling, aimed for young, pre-school aged users. Suitable for ages 3+ (some assistance needed for initial setup)
No gambling content found in the levels played
This privacy check of Hey Duggee: The Big Badge App was completed by AppCensus on 13 September 2021.
This review of Hey Duggee: The Big Badge App was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 15 July 2021.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Hey Duggee: The Big Badge App|
|Developed by:||BBC Studios Limited|
|Platform reviewed:||Google Play|
|Developer's suggested age:||G – ages up to 5|
|ACCM suggested age:||Safe and appropriate for young users from 3 years old. Free from ads, and a parental lock system for in-app purchases (related apps), restricted to designated adult-only areas. Parental assistance needed for initial setup. Likely to lack interest for children over the age of 5.|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Hey Duggee: The Big Badge App contains the following information:
All elements of the game were explored.
Hey Duggee: The Big Badge App is based on the British, animated, educational preschool TV series Hey Duggee, which is aimed at 2 to 5 year-olds. The app features Duggee, a friendly dog who is the leader of “The Squirrel Club”, an activity club for children. The “Squirrels” are: Betty the Octopus, Norrie the Mouse, Happy the Crocodile, Roly the Hippo, and Tag the Rhino. The aim of the app is for all 5 squirrels to earn “Badges” by completing all the activities:
- The Drawing Badge: choose from different pencils, pens and paints to colour in a drawing.
- The Super Squirrel Badge: dress up a Squirrel as a superhero, choosing from a variety of hats, capes, masks and accessories.
- The Cake Badge: put together ingredients to make a cake and choose from a variety of toppings and decorations.
- The Leaf Badge: discover hidden leaves for a leaf collection.
- The Hair Badge: give a squirrel a unique hairstyle, choosing from different hair styling tools like scissors, comb, hair-grow potion and colour.
- The Tinsel Badge: decorate a Christmas tree with tinsel, baubles and lights.
Finished activities can be viewed in the Badge trophy gallery.
It is not necessary to be familiar with the TV series or characters. Parents may want to help their child with the initial setting up of the app because the user is asked to create one of up to three user profiles by typing a name and choosing a symbol as profile picture. Once set up, a narrator – with a British accent – guides the user through the app, and there are no written instructions.
All games and activities are explained in simple, age-appropriate language and can be played intuitively by tapping or dragging. There is no winning, losing, time limit, or right and wrong in any of the activities, and the narrator provides encouraging comments like, “Well done!” and “Excellent!”
If a child has earned all badges and wishes to start afresh, the parent can reset all activities by deleting and recreating a user profile.
There is In-App purchasing in this game, examples include:
There is no online information required to play this game.
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.
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