Australian Council on Children and the Media

Marvel Strike Force - FoxNext Games

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This app is a level fighting game. Players will benefit from having good strategic planning and reaction time skills. Not suitable for children 12 and under, parental guidance 13-15 for social media connectivity, cartoon violence and in-app purchasing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Marvel Strike Force was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 22 August 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: Marvel Strike Force
Developed by: FoxNext Games
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Rated 12+ for Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence, Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable 12 and under. Parental guidance 13-15 for social media connectivity, cartoon violence and in-app purchasing.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Marvel Strike Force contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Played to Level 13

App description

Marvel Strike Force is a heroes vs villains fighting game, featuring popular characters from the Marvel Universe (Spider-man, Ironman, Hulk, Phoenix, etc.). Players control teams of heroes (from 3 to 5 members) to battle groups of villains. The game will choose the order in which each hero attacks. Players then need to select between 2 attack buttons, and which villain to target – the noted hero then carries out the chosen attack. The aim of the game is to co-ordinate your team to beat the villains before they beat you.

Reviewers comments

The main concern for parents is that once players progress to level 6, the game opens a feature whereby you can join alliances and communicate in real time with other online players. Also, the fighting – even though in cartoon style – is quite graphically violent. Progression past some levels may be quite difficult and (in some cases) not possible until upgrades to players have been made. This may not only upset some players but may lead them to purchase upgrades with real money.

In App purchasing

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

  • Power Cores $3.49
  • Case of Power Cores $34.99
  • Small Offer XI $1.69
  • Cluster of Power Cores $8.99
  • Bundle of Power Cores $16.99
  • Shipment of Power Cores $169.99
  • Offer LII $8.99
  • Small Offer XL $1.69
  • Small Bundle XII $3.49

Online information

This game has some online connectivity, such as:

  • Connectivity with social media.

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

As Spider-man is the lead character (at least from the start of the game) this may encourage children to want to see the movie:  Spider-man; Far From Home – which is rated “M” in Australia (15 years and older). The developers of this game recommend 12+.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted. In fact, the most powerful character is female; Phoenix.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

See reviewer’s comments.

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