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Thomas & Friends: Express Delivery- Train Adventure - Budge Studios

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A Thomas the Tank Engine click and drag game

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Thomas & Friends: Express Delivery- Train Adventure was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 10 December 2015.

About the app

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

Name of app: Thomas & Friends: Express Delivery- Train Adventure
Developed by: Budge Studios
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Thomas & Friends: Express Delivery- Train Adventure contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This game has no levels.

App description

Thomas & Friends: Express Delivery- Train Adventure is a game where the player moves the trains around the island, completing tasks for the Fat Controller’s birthday party.

Reviewers comments

Thomas & Friends: Express Delivery - Train Adventure is a simple click, drag and swipe game. The Fat Controller is having a birthday party and the trains must help collect missing items for the party. In the free version there are three trains (Thomas, Emily and Ryan) and three tasks that the player can complete (see In App Purchasing for more details on the extended version). The player choses a train and then an item to find (eg balloons, people or fireworks). The player slides the train forward or back to travel around the island to find the item, drag it onto the train and then return it to the party. While travelling around the island the player can customise the island by selecting special areas to build, such as a sheep pen or an orchard. The player can also find hidden chests which are buried on the island. The chests contain golden statues which can be placed in the Fat Controller’s castle.

In App purchasing

To unlock the full app with all of the characters and tasks costs $10.99. There is a store section in the app where this can be bought. However, to buy this upgrade the player must pass an ‘Adult Only’ check where you must type in three numbers which are written as words in the screen. 

Gambling

No gambling content found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

The app is based around the Thomas the Tank Engine franchise. There is also a section in the app called ‘More Apps’ where other app games by the developer are advertised and can be bought. However, to buy these apps the player must pass an ‘Adult Only’ check where you must type in three numbers which are written as words in the screen. 

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during this review.

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