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Two-dimensional racing game with accelerator and brake/reverse. A game of basic physics and rudimentary resource management. Caution: In app purchases and mild animated violence
No gambling content found in the levels played
This review of Hill Climb Racing was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 2 April 2014.
This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.
|Name of app:||Hill Climb Racing|
|Platform reviewed:||Apple App Store, Google Play|
|ACCM suggested age:||13+ due to in app purchases and mild animated violence|
|Gambling content advice:||No gambling content found in the levels played|
This review of Hill Climb Racing contains the following information:
This game was played extensively, with all levels and vehicles unlocked.
This is a two-dimensional racing game, where the player controls a vehicle and navigates through various levels for coin rewards. The objective of this game is to achieve the highest personal distance on each level. This game requires a basic sense of two-dimensional physics.
This game is based around a character named Newton Bill as he navigates his way through various levels by driving a range of vehicles within numerous different environments. The player uses the Accelerator and Brake buttons to keep the vehicle upright and moving through the level, and high scores are stored locally for the player to compete against their best score. The game provides rewards in the form of coins that are handed out progressively as players traverse the levels. These coins can be used to unlock more levels, new vehicles, and upgrade vehicles to achieve maximum speed, traction etc. The game also has a finite fuel gauge that can be replenished by picking up extra fuel along the way.
This game has in-game advertising on the middle of the bottom half of the screen and in-app purchases. This makes it unsuitable for younger children without supervision. However, there is an in-game option to remove advertisements which parents may consider purchasing if a young child is playing the game and parents do not wish that child to be exposed to the banner advertisements.
The app offers packages ranging from $1.99 (for 300,000 coins and advertisement removal) to $49.99 (for 40,000,000 coins and advertisement removal). There are also options to watch a short video or ‘like’ the game company on Facebook to get 15,000 and 6,000 coins respectively.
The player has the option to ‘like’ the developer on Facebook for 6000 in-game coins. Information is not shared or made public in any way. The player also has the option to share high scores on Facebook, Google+, etc.
No gambling content found during review.
Advertisements appear along the bottom of the app window persistently during play.
The main character is male and there is no option to change the gender of the character to female.
Playing this game has the potential to become addictive due to the ease of gameplay as well as the regularity of rewards provided.
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