Overdrive Premium - GEMMOB Adventure

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Overdrive premium is a strategy-type game requiring basic motor skills, reading and strategy thinking skills. Not suitable under 18 (violent content, gambling, inappropriate advertising, product placement)

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Contains some elements of gambling

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This privacy check of Overdrive Premium was completed by AppCensus on 10 June 2021.

App Review

This review of Overdrive Premium was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 17 August 2021.

About the app

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

Name of app: Overdrive Premium
Developed by: GEMMOB Adventure
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer's suggested age: Parental Guidance - Mild Violence, Scary Scenes, Digital Purchases
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable under 18 due to content of violence, gambling and inappropriate advertising and product placement.
Gambling content advice: Contains some elements of gambling. This game may contain devices which mimic those found in a casino; but the player is not risking something of value to play. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details

ACCM review

This review of Overdrive Premium contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The game was played for 1 hour – all in-game interactions explored and 3 levels completed.

App description

Overdrive Premium is a strategy game involving basic motor skills, basic reading and strategic thinking skills.

There are three types of game-play included in the app. ‘Story’ mode allows the player to progress through levels on 120 map options. ‘Survival’ mode allows a player to choose between 4 locations with the aim to get the best score and kill spree. And lastly, ‘Defence’ mode which needs 30 stars to unlock so was not explored at the time of the review.

Within each level the player will encounter obstacles such as a group of robots trying to fight you or obstacles in your path that you must jump over. The aim of the game is to get to the end of each level without dying. 

Reviewers comments

Parents should beware, as this app is centred around fighting and violence. The gameplay involves fighting robots, other people and hitting objects with weapons. This app offers advertisements to extend your gameplay (give you extra points) with many of the advertisements being adult content (gambling and casino-type games).

In App purchasing

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

  • 50 Gems: $1.79
  • 200 Gems: $2.89
  • 500 Gems: $6.99
  • 1000 Gems: $13.99
  • 5500 Gems: $71.99
  • 15000 Gems: $144.99

Online information

There is no online information required to play this game.

Gambling

There are some gambling elements in this game, for example:

  • A spinning wheel that gives you a chance to win items (gems, health kits, plasma shields, etc). You get a free chance to spin the wheel every 4 hours or you can pay 5 gems to spin or watch an advertisement.

Advertising and product placement

There is advertising in this game, including:

  • Frequent opportunities to watch advertisements to gain items.
  • The advertisements being shown are other violent type games involving shooting and more realistic graphics involving human characters. Other advertisements being shown are not suitable for children such as of gambling (Lightning Link Casino). It was also concerning that without touching the screen the casino ad ended by itself in the app store, making it easy for a child to click install and download a gambling app.

Gender stereotypes 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.

This game revolves around violence, involving swords, guns and lasers. At the end of each level you get a rank of how many people you killed and how many soul points you earned. However, there are no realistic characteristics (when you hit an enemy they turn into diamonds on the floor which are counted as ‘soul points’).

Other

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Gambling content advice

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played