Australian Council on Children and the Media

PJ Masks: Time to be a Hero - eOne

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PJ Masks: time to be a hero is a role-playing game designed for young children to play as their favourite PJ Mask hero. Parental Guidance recommended for under 8’s. Caution: in-app purchases and online connectivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of PJ Masks: Time to be a Hero was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 15 July 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: PJ Masks: Time to be a Hero
Developed by: eOne
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 4+ with parental guidance
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of PJ Masks: Time to be a Hero contains the following information:

App description

PJ Masks: time to be a hero requires some parental help to set the game up. On start up the app asks
for permission to access the camera and media library of the device. The game then begins by the
player choosing from a number of character masks including Catboy, Owlette or Gekko. The camera
takes a photo of the player wearing the selected mask.
The game then continues to various situations where the player chases and captures the villains,
including Romeo, Luna Girl, Night Ninja and the Ninjalinos. This occurs by the player moving the
device in the direction of the arrows to capture the villain in the centre of the target and pressing
the on-screen button. When the villain has been caught five times the game moves on to the next
one. More masks are unlocked as the game proceeds. There are a total of 15 mini games. The
games are played in various backgrounds including streetscapes, PJ Masks Headquarters, rooftops
and also in your own environment.

Reviewers comments

PJ Masks: time to be a hero is a fun game for young children to play. The graphics are very good and
children will enjoy interacting with their favourite PJ Mask heroes. It is quite tricky to line up the
villain with the target on the screen, however, and children will require good spatial awareness skills
to perform this. The app has been given the KidSafe seal as there’s no advertising content. It also
warns children to be aware of their environment while playing and to be safe. The free version has a
limited number of masks and games to play but a one off purchase can be made to upgrade to the
premium version, which unlocks 3 new masks and 27 new levels. Access to the app store is available
through a parental lock, which asks if the player is an adult and requests the year of birth. This
should prevent young children from accessing the app store independently but parental guidance is
recommended for children under 8.

In App purchasing

A one off purchase of $4.49 can be paid to upgrade to the premium version. This unlocks 3 more
masks and 27 new levels.

Online information

The app asks for permission to access the camera and media library of the device. Access to the app store is available via a parental lock.

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

None

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None

Coarse language

None noted.

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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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