Australian Council on Children and the Media - TapTo

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Short takes is a two dimensional geometric shape-based tank game. Caution: violence


No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 16 June 2016.

About the app

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

Name of app:
Developed by: TapTo
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes Store: 4+, Google Play: General.
ACCM suggested age: 8+ for advertising
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This app was reviewed to level 57.

App description is a top-down two dimensional arena based, geometric tank battle game. The objective is to level up and defeat other tanks. The skills required are motor skills, strategy and critical thinking.

Reviewers comments

When the app is first opened, a pop-up appears asking players if this app can send them notifications. The game then opens a screen with three options: Rate, which allows the player to rate the app on the respective app stor; a camera button, which allows players to take a screenshot and save it to the device and a play button.

When the play button is pressed, the player is transported into a top down 2 dimensional geometric battle arena. There are many different shapes which the player can destroy and gain experience. There are also other vehicles around, piloted by the game, which can attack and be attacked by the player. There is no violence shown. The enemies become more challenging as the player’s level increases.

As the player progresses, they are given skill points which they can add to a variety of attributes such as speed, strength and defence. These improve the player’s chance of survival.

The game continues until the player is defeated, at which point, a full screen advertisement for an app is displayed. This must be manually closed.

As the player increases in level, different projectiles are unlocked. Players can choose a wide variety of projectiles and these impact the player’s ability to react offensively and defensively to others.

Some of the full screen advertisements displayed are for violent and wartime simulation apps.


In App purchasing

No: No in app purchasing was found during this review.


No gambling content was found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

There are full-screen ads displayed within this app that must be manually closed.

Some of the full screen advertisements displayed are for violent and wartime simulation apps.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

This is a tank battle game.

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

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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