Australian Council on Children and the Media

Shopkins:Welcome to Shopville - Moose Enterprise Pty Ltd

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A mini game app based around cooking and shopping.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Shopkins:Welcome to Shopville was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 10 December 2015.

About the app

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

Name of app: Shopkins:Welcome to Shopville
Developed by: Moose Enterprise Pty Ltd
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+; PlayStore: General
ACCM suggested age: 7+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Shopkins:Welcome to Shopville contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This app does not contain levels but was reviewed through all available mini games.

App description

Shopkins: Welcome to Shopville is an app that is based around the Shopkins characters, where the player can play four mini games.

Reviewers comments

Shopkins: Welcome to Shopville includes four mini games based around the Shopkins' franchise. All of the games are click and drag. In each game, if you complete the task correctly the player is rewarded with coins. When you have enough coins you can win a Shopkins character. The aim of the app is to collect all of the characters.

The first location is the Cupcake Store, where a Shopkins character asks for a specific cupcake and the player must replicate the cupcake by clicking on ingredients. The second location is the Shopkins Store where the player must swipe to try and throw Shopkins food characters into a shopping basket. The basket moves back and forth, therefore the player must continually adjust their swiping aim. The third location is Homewares, where the player must click and drag Shopkins appliance characters into the door that matches their colour. The last location is the Candy Store where candy falls from the ceiling and the player must try and catch a certain type of candy by swiping the basket.

In App purchasing

The app games are based around shopping, however, no in-app purchasing was found.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

The app includes product placement for the Shopkins toy merchandise. Players can use special codes from their real life Shopkins dolls to get extra items in the app game.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during this review.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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