Australian Council on Children and the Media

Sago Mini Babies Dress Up - Sago Mini

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Sago Mini Babies Dress Up is an interactive game for young children. It involves selecting different costumes and accessories onto animated animal cartoon characters. Only basic motor skills are required. Although there is in-app purchasing, this is behind a strong parental lock.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Sago Mini Babies Dress Up was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 10 June 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: Sago Mini Babies Dress Up
Developed by: Sago Mini
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Sago Mini Babies Dress Up contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All available features were considered in this review

App description

In Sago Mini Babies Dress Up there are four baby animal cartoon characters (a dog, cat, rabbit and chicken) which children can dress up. By clicking one of the characters, a new screen opens where the child can drag different hats, facial features (e.g., moustache) and clothes onto the character. The animal makes little sounds (e.g., ‘boop’ or ‘oooohh’) during the dressing process. When the child is happy with the dress up selection and by clicking the arrow back, children will be presented again with the four characters and can select another character to dress up. There are hundreds of dress up combinations, however there are no stages or levels to the game. The child also has the opportunity to take an image of the four characters (a pop up asks permission to access camera- adult assistance would be required), and the image will appear in the phone’s camera roll. Basic motor skills are required, however reading skills are not required as there are no instructions to the game. 

Reviewers comments

Sago Mini Babies Dress Up is likely to be entertaining for young children - as there are hundreds of dress up combinations, and the opportunity to take photos of these creations. However, older children are likely to be disinterested due to the simplicity and lack of progress. Although there is some in-app purchasing and internet access, these are both protected by a sound parental lock, which asks for the date of birth of the player, and if U18, access is denied. Internet connection is required to access those features, however the game can be played without internet access. There is no other concerning content related to advertising or gambling.

In App purchasing

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

  • On the bottom right corner of the home screen, there is a ‘New App’ button which opens to a number of similar apps by the developer. However, downloading/purchasing the game is behind a parental lock of entering year of birth- if the child enters the year of birth which is U18, access is denied.

Online information

There is some online connectivity, such as:

  • On the top left corner of the home screen, there is a ‘For Parent’s button which opens to information about the game and also an opportunity to subscribe to a newsletter, or access Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. However, again this is behind the parental lock and can only be accessed when there is internet connection (the game itself can be played without internet connection).  

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

There is no advertising or product placement in this game.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None noted.

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