Australian Council on Children and the Media

Mini Dayz – Survival - Bohemia Interactive a.s.

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Mini Dayz – Survival is a strategic survival game. Players will need good fine motor skills and strategic planning. Not recommended for children 12 and under due to social media connectivity and cartoon violence.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Mini Dayz – Survival was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 12 October 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Mini Dayz – Survival
Developed by: Bohemia Interactive a.s.
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 12+
ACCM suggested age: Not recommended for children 12 and under due to social media connectivity and cartoon violence.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Mini Dayz – Survival contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The game was played for several days

App description

This survival game places the player in a post-apocalyptic world where they must survive through fighting, avoiding zombies, and scavenging for food and water. Players are dropped on an island and move through the landscape obtaining objects (such as guns, knives, clothing, food, water, etc.) in order to make it to the other side. The aim is to gather materials in order to repair a boat so that they can escape the island and its many zombies. The game is set with a bird’s eye view and all characters and features on the screen are very small and often difficult to make out. The graphics are also very “blocky”, so good eye sight is needed as well as fine motor skills to navigate and select objects. Due to social media connectivity and cartoon violence, this game is not recommended for children 12 and under.

Reviewers comments

Despite the fact that the players can kill zombies with guns, knives, baseball bats etc; what’s implied by this violence is a lot worse than what is actually shown visually. As noted above, the characters in this game are very small and not very well defined and hence when a fight occurs, you don’t actually see graphic physical violence. The worst of these attacks is the sudden and potentially scary growls that the zombies make when they start pursuing you. Having said this, as we’ve recommended a 13+ rating on this game, children of this age are not very likely to be bothered by this aspect of the game. Further to this, the game has some bugs and often crashes, placing the player behind in the progress that they’ve just made.

In App purchasing

No.

Online information

  • 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

This game has a constant advertising banner – which most often displays ads for other games. In terms of product placement – cans of soft drink can be found in the game. The names of these drinks have been changed but closely resemble popular drinks (e.g. Spite, Pepsi, etc.).

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Long exposure to this game may not be good for eye sight – due to very small and blocky visuals.

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