Australian Council on Children and the Media

Star Wars™: Commander - Disney

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This app is a war style attack and defence game. Players can verse each other online or play story mode style games. Not recommended for children under 13 years due to social media connectivity and live discussion forums.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Star Wars™: Commander was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 5 April 2018.

About the app

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

Name of app: Star Wars™: Commander
Developed by: Disney
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 9+
ACCM suggested age: 13+ years due to social media connectivity
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Star Wars™: Commander contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Several hours of game play.

App description

In Star Wars Commander, players must build their base and train military in order to either defend or attack other players. There is also Story Mode which guides the player through a number of different battle-style objectives. Successful battles earn players credits which can be used to upgrade with things such as soldiers, heroes, buildings and space ships. Game play is relatively simple. Players choose the area on the battlefield to drop their military and attacking and defending occurs automatically without player direction. Hence, there isn’t much strategy required beyond good placement on the field. Players can also join squads and friends online (through Facebook) which allows real time chatting – therefore this game is not recommended for children under 13 years.  

Reviewers comments

Parents need to be aware that this game contains crates or loot boxes which give the player random items or rewards which can be used in the game. There is a “daily” crate rewarded (for free) but from there all other crates must be purchased using Crystals (which need to be purchased with real money). As progression through the game is quite slow some children may be tempted to use their Crystals to speed up progress and/or acquire heroes and weapons sooner. The better your weapons – the better chance of winning. Hence, the crates represent a “buy to win” element which may encourage online spending.

In App purchasing

11 Gems – 1000 Credits

32 Gems – 5,000 Credits

36 Gems – 5,866 Credits

500 Gems - $7.99

1,200 Gems - $14.99

2,500 Gems - $30.99

6,500 Gems - $79.99

14,000 Gems - $159.99

Online information

  • Connectivity with social media
  • Log ins

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

Players can watch ads to earn rewards. These are most often ads for other game apps.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

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