Australian Council on Children and the Media

Sailor Moon Drops - BANDAI

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‘Sailor Moon Drops’ is a gem matching puzzle game with a Sailor Moon theme. Players swipe three or more gems together to receive points. PG is recommended for ages 13-15 due to in-app purchasing and online interactivity.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Sailor Moon Drops was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 28 August 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Sailor Moon Drops
Developed by: BANDAI
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Parental guidance children aged 13-15 due to in-app purchasing, advertising, and online interactivity; suitable for children aged 16+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Sailor Moon Drops contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Level 1-10

App description

‘Sailor Moon Drops’ is a gem matching puzzle game, similar to the classic ‘Bejeweled’ with a Sailor Moon 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. PG is recommended for ages 13-15 due to in-app purchasing and online interactivity.

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 meet more Sailor Moon characters. Some levels are time based, while others are based around completing the game in a certain number of moves. If you run out of moves, you are offered a second chance if you buy some gems. There are a variety of missions that you can achieve. If you succeed at these you win a trophy, which you can then exchange for power-ups. At level 9 the game encourages you to make friends with others players so they can help you later.

In App purchasing

•    Players can pay money to buy more gems. The prices range from $1.49 –to $119.99
•    Players can use gems to buy more power ups or progress past certain levels.
•    There are no parental controls against in-app purchasing in the game. However, when starting up the game it reminds the player that you can disable in-app purchasing in your device’s settings

Online information

Device & app history

Identity details

Contacts

Phone

Photo/Media/files

Wi-Fi connection information

Device Id & Call Information

Other: receive data from the internet.

Connectivity with social media

 

  • The player can log on to Google Play Games or Apple Game Centre to compare their scores with other players.
  • They can also log onto social media to connect with other friends playing the game or share their scores.
  • At level 9 the player is encouraged to be friends with other players. The player can send or receive friend requests to strangers.
  • Once you are friends with someone in the game you can send each other power-ups, work together in a game or play against each other.
  • Internet is required to play the game.

Gambling

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

Advertising and product placement

•    There are advertisements for the in game ‘shop’ and special sales are available.
•    These advertisements appear in the players ‘notifications’ section.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

•    The female character (Sailor Moon) is initially shown as ‘cutesy’ and naïve. One of the male characters teases her for being stupid.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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