Australian Council on Children and the Media

Hotel Transylvania Adventures - Crazy Labs

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Hotel Transylvania Adventures is a platform game based on the TV series of the same name. Players will benefit from having quick reaction and distance judgment skills. Not suitable for children 4 and under, parental guidance 5 – 12 due to advertising and in-app purchasing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Hotel Transylvania Adventures was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 23 April 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: Hotel Transylvania Adventures
Developed by: Crazy Labs
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 5+. PG 5 – 12 due to advertising and in-app purchasing.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Hotel Transylvania Adventures contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our Reviewer played to level 56

App description

This game allows players to navigate various characters (from the Hotel Transylvania animated TV series) through a platform style hotel, filled with obstacles and monsters. Left and right movement (and jump) is achieved through pressing the relevant onscreen buttons. Monsters can be killed by jumping on them or shooting slime-like balls. Coins, Gems and Keys are collected throughout which can be used to renovate your hotel and unlock features. The aim of the game is to find all of the Wolf Pups in the hotel (to stop them from causing trouble) and to renovate the hotel.

Reviewers comments

The biggest concern for parents with this game is the saturated advertising. Not only is there a constant banner ad in the pre-game screens, but there are ads between screen transitions and rewards can be earned for watching clip ads (particularly for reviving your life to continue through the level). There are also quite a lot of in-app purchases available. Although there is a horror theme, the game and characters are very cute looking and may not cause much of a concern. However, some parents may not be comfortable with coffins tied with bows (like presents) which contain gifts.

In App purchasing

There is In-App purchasing in this game, examples include:

  • Remove ads for $2.99
  • Nightmare Gem pack for $79.99
  • Starter Pack for $7.99

Online information

There is no online information required to play this game.

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.

Advertising and product placement

There is advertising in this game, including:

  • Banner ads
  • Watching clip ads to earn rewards

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • None noted

Coarse language

  • None noted

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • Please see reviewer’s comments above.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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