Tag with Ryan - WildWorks

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Tag with Ryan is a strategy game where Ryan races around the world during a game of tag. Fine motor skills and hand eye coordination required. Not suitable under 5; parental guidance to 12 (in-app purchasing)

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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App Review

This review of Tag with Ryan was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 29 August 2023.

About the app

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Name of app: Tag with Ryan
Developed by: WildWorks
Platform reviewed: Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer's suggested age: All ages
ACCM suggested age: Not suitable under 5 and parental guidance to 12 due to frequent promotion of in-app purchases using game credits as well as credit cards, with limited security or parental controls.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Tag with Ryan contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All elements of the game were considered in this review.

App description

Tag with Ryan is an addictively fun game where Ryan races around the world, during a game of tag, finding his hidden costumes.

This app is a game of strategy, modelled after the timeless schoolyard game of tag. This game requires good fine motor skills and hand eye coordination as the player uses four simple swiping motions to strategically guide Ryan as he manoeuvres through the colourful, cartoon terrain, collecting rewards.

The aim of the game is to see how far you can run in one game before colliding into a barrier and the game resetting.

Reviewers comments

Even though each run restarts back at the same location, the course constantly changes terrains and pathways and is therefore never predictable, increasing opportunities for fostering problem solving and strategy skills.

Some children may find repetitive failure distressing/overwhelming, so support to cope and manage these feelings may be necessary for emotional wellbeing. Also, see comments in 'In-app Purchasing' section of review.

In App purchasing

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

  • Double suns forever = $2.99
  • Permanent head start = $2.99
  • 100 pizza slices = $1.49
  • 250 pizza slices = $2.99
  • 750 pizza slices = $7.49
  • 10,000 pizza slices = $75.99
  • 65,000 suns = $14.99
  • Infrared Robo-Ryan costume = 250 pizza slices
  • 5 bolts attractors = 140 pizza slices
  • Combo Panda Van (vehicle) = 525 pizza slices

There is in-app purchasing in this game and parents should be aware that pizza slices, which are the in-game currency, are rarely located in the maze. Therefore, the urge to buy pizza slices with credits is likely to be tempting, especially for young children wanting to impulsively extend level play, as 2 pizza slices can be used to override the conclusion of a run and is prompted each play with a countdown. Pizza slices, once collected or purchased, are also used to purchase items to enhance game play, such as buying Suns or Costumes for Ryan which give him increased functions and bonuses such as speed or shield protection when selected; Vehicles for Ryan to drive through the game faster with varying levels of shield protection; and Attractors which help the player collect more items in the game and makes opponent Gus appear more frequently, increasing Ryan’s chance of tagging him. No in-app adds were noticed during play which was a pleasant surprise for a free game app – revenue likely made by enticing players to buy in-app purchases.

Online information

There is some online connectivity, such as:

  • Making in-app purchases requires internet – Google’s 1-tap buy function may require parent lock if not already set.

App store indicates access to:

Storage, Photos/Media/Files

  • read the contents of USB storage
  • modify or delete contents of USB storage

Wi-Fi connection information

  • view connections


  • view network connections
  • full network access
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • Google Play license check.

No permissions were requested or required during app installation/usage.


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 stereotypes and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Please see reviewer’s comments above.



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No gambling content found in the levels played