Australian Council on Children and the Media

Pirates Treasures - Tap Clap

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‘Pirate Treasures’ is a gem matching puzzle game with a pirate theme. Players swipe three or more gems together to receive points. Not suitable for children under 13 years due to in-app purchasing and online interactivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Pirates Treasures was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 14 September 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Pirates Treasures
Developed by: Tap Clap
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable for children under 13 years due to in-app purchasing and online interactivity.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Pirates Treasures contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Level 10

App description

‘Pirate Treasures’ is a gem matching puzzle game, similar to the classic ‘Bejeweled’ with a pirate theme. Players swipe three or more gems together to receive points. The player must achieve a certain number of points to progress to the next level.

Reviewers comments

The game includes a tutorial to explain how to play and how to use the power ups available. As you progress though the levels you can unlock power-ups and receive coins.
There are a variety of missions that you can achieve, and you receive coins when you achieve them.
If you run out of moves you can use an extra life to play again. If you run out of lives, you can buy more with coins or in-app purchases.

In App purchasing

Players can pay money to buy more coins or extra lives.
Players can use coins to buy more power ups or progress past certain levels.
There are no parental controls against in-app purchasing in the game.
However, on the player’s device you can control in app-purchasing in settings. 

Online information

  • Other: receive data from the internet.
  • Connectivity with social media
  • Wi-Fi connection information

The game can only be played with internet access. Therefore, co-playing or parental guidance is recommended for players under 13 years old.

The player can log on via Facebook (but this is optional). If the player chooses to connect to Facebook, they can invite their friends to play the game or share their scores on Facebook.

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.

Advertising and product placement

Occasionally pop-up advertisements appear for similar app games.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

At time of review, the reviewer found no gender stereotypes or sexual references.

Coarse language

At time of review, the reviewer found no coarse language.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

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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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