Marvel Pinball - Zen Studios

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Marvel Pinball is an arcade-style game, requiring basic motor skills. Not suitable under 9; parental guidance to 12 (frequent in-app purchasing, online connectivity)

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No gambling content found in the levels played

AppCensus Privacy Check

This privacy check of Marvel Pinball was completed by AppCensus on 10 June 2021.

App Review

This review of Marvel Pinball was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 27 July 2021.

About the app

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

Name of app: Marvel Pinball
Developed by: Zen Studios
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer's suggested age: 4+ Very Mild Violence, Digital Purchases
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable for children under 9 and parental guidance recommended for ages 9-12 due to the high level of in-app purchasing opportunities for additional levels within the game, and online connectivity.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Marvel Pinball contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The game was trialled for half an hour, extensively looking at all the included features.

App description

Marvel Pinball is an arcade game, requiring basic motor skills. The app comes with one pinball table unlocked, where you can choose from 6 balls based on popular Marvel Avengers characters, such as Iron Man and Captain America. The aim of the game is to get the highest score. By signing in, additional features can be accessed, such as: Pinball Hero, where you can challenge your friends online.

Reviewers comments

Parents should be aware that the core game only comes with the one pinball table, to access the other character options from the main screen requires additional purchases up to the amount of $7.

In App purchasing

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

  • Marvel’s Women of Power A-force: $6.99
  • Marvel’s Women of Power Champions: $6.99
  • Marvel Antman Pinball Table: $2.79
  • Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron Table: $2.79
  • Marvel Venom Table: $2.79
  • Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Table: $2.79
  • Marvel Deadpool Table: $2.79
  • Marvel Doctor Strange: $2.79
  • Marvel World War Hulk: $2.79
  • Marvel The Infinity Gauntlet: $2.79
  • Marvel Fear Itself: $2.79
  • Marvel Civil War: $2.79
  • Marvel Thor: $2.79
  • Marvel Moon Knight: $2.79
  • Marvel Ghost Rider: $2.79
  • Marvel X-Men: $2.79
  • Marvel Fantastic Four: $2.79
  • Marvel Captain America: $2.79
  • Marvel Blade: $2.79
  • Marvel The Invincible Ironman: $2.79
  • Marvel Wolverine: $2.79
  • Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man: $2.79

This game already comes with a cost (at the time of review) of $1.59 and when launching the app, the main screen showcases all the collections the game has to offer. With the purchase of the app, you only get access to one collection. The 22 other collections come with additional costs ranging from $2.80 - $6.99. The reviewer found the one collection they had access to got boring after a while and they found themselves inclined to want to play other collections, however, couldn’t without making a purchase. It is likely that children will have the same inclination.

Online information

There is some online connectivity, such as:

  • You have to log-in to access additional features such as; high scores, and additional game features such as; challenges.

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 no advertising or product placement in this game.

Gender stereotypes and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in this App.  For example:

  • The game characters at times said comments of a violent nature that may not be suitable for very young children. Such as:
    • “I can feel your hatred Bruce”
    • “I would taste their metal”
    • “Last time a guy forced people to kneel it didn’t turn out so well”.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None noted.

Other

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Gambling content advice

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No gambling content found in the levels played