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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends - Ludia

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Legends is a fight action game based on TMNT's universe. Caution: violence, in-app purchasing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 18 July 2016.

About the app

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

Name of app: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends
Developed by: Ludia
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 9+ (Infrequent/Mild Cartoon Violence or Fantasy Violence); Google Play: PG Mild Violence
ACCM suggested age: 12+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Level 7

App description

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends is an action packed, fighting app game based in the Ninja Turtles universe. The player follows Leonardo’s instructions to form a team of ninja characters to fight the evil Kraang and save the other ninja turtles.

Reviewers comments

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends starts with Leonardo’s ninja turtle brothers being kidnapped by Kraang. The player (who plays as Leonardo) must recruit other ninja turtle allies to help Leonardo fight Kraang and his evil minions, and save Leonardo’s brothers (see Violence for more details).

The app begins with a tutorial which explains how to play the game. In a battle, the player’s characters and the evil villains take turns fighting each other. The player chooses which characters they want to use to fight, what attacks to use and which villain to attack. Each character and villain have a health bar which reduces after they are attacked. If the health bar reaches zero, the characters dies/disappears. If the player wins a battle they gain points and items which help them level up.

The app is primarily an action/fighting game without any educational benefit. However, the player may need to use some problem solving skills to determine which characters would be best to fight which villains. Due to the cartoon violence, this app is recommended for players 12 years and older.

In App purchasing

Yes: In the game, the player can use Mutagen to level up the abilities of their characters. The player also needs pizza slices to battle the bad guys. The player can spend real money to buy more Mutagen or pizza slices. The prices range from $1.49 to $149.99.

Gambling

No simulated gambling content was found within the levels played for this review. If you find simulated gambling content in this app please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

No advertising was found but the game is linked with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie (PG) see ACCM KBYG review. The players are able to watch the trailer for the movie on the app and there are some characters that are connected to the movie.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

No sexual references were found, however, some of the male characters are shown as having overtly large muscles and one of the female ninjas is in a skin tight suit that accentuates her breasts.

Coarse language

Heck, Hell, Idiot –The characters threaten and insult each other before some battles.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

The main aim of this game is to attack and kill bad guys. This app game includes many weapons such as swords, guns and knives. No blood or gore is shown when a character dies, they just disappear and become available for use in the next battle.

The characters run around in dark alleys and other scary and suspect places. Parents should discuss with their children the importance of being safe and aware of their surroundings.

Other

Violence and Scary Material: The main aim of this game is to attack and kill the bad guys. This app game includes many weapons such a swords, guns and knives. However, there is no blood or gore, and when a character dies they just disappear and you can still use them next battle. Also, many of the monsters that the player fights in the game may be scary for young children.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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