Australian Council on Children and the Media

Ski Safari: Adventure Time - Cartoon Network

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This is an endless racer style game. Caution: in app purchasing, advertising, online interactivity, gambling device

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Contains some elements of gambling

This review of Ski Safari: Adventure Time was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 27 March 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: Ski Safari: Adventure Time
Developed by: Cartoon Network
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+ Google Play store: “Everyone”
Gambling content advice: Contains some elements of gambling. This game may contain devices which mimic those found in a casino; but the player is not risking something of value to play. Refer to the gambling section of this review for further details

ACCM review

This review of Ski Safari: Adventure Time contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Candy Kingdom

App description

This is a race style game in which the player slides down a snowy mountain slope to escape an avalanche. The player must dodge obstacles, collecting coins and other objects on the way.

Reviewers comments

Players start as the default character Finn. The game includes a brief tutorial that shows the user how to control the movements of Finn in order to escape an avalanche. In fleeing the avalanche, the player must avoid obstacles, collecting coins and other items along the way. The idea of the game is to survive as long as possible before being caught by the avalanche. After capture, the user can start the game again or use a gem to continue.

Coins can be used to buy upgrades and variations to the game. The user can purchase extra coins, gems  and other items. Players can complete missions to earn extra rewards and increase their rank.

In App purchasing

Yes: Coins, gems and a coin doubler, can be bought for $0.99 to $13.99.  In-app purchasing may be disabled by adjusting the device settings.

Online information

Players can log in to see friends’ scores.  The settings option contains a leader board and achievements section.

Gambling

A Mystery Chest can be purchased with coins – the contents are unknown and may be common or very rare.  

Advertising and product placement

Adverts appear for other apps. In the Settings option, players can purchase other games by the same developer.

Coarse language

No coarse language was found, but the character frequently uses terms such as “flipping yeah!”, “this is flipping crazy” and “whatever”. Some parents might be concerned that their child could pick up such terminology.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Players can crash into objects, or slide off cliffs, without any consequence.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

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Most games contain elements of risk, chance and knowledge, that is why they are fun to play. There is growing concern about the impacts of simulated gambling games on the health and wellbeing of children. That's why we are identifying games that contain gambling elements on our site.

The State Government of South Australia's web site http://nogame.com.au/ contains information about these concerns.