Australian Council on Children and the Media

Toca Blocks - Toca Boca AB

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Toca Blocks is a creative building game

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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

About the app

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

Name of app: Toca Blocks
Developed by: Toca Boca AB
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+; Google Play: PG Mild Crude Humour
ACCM suggested age: 6+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Toca Blocks contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

There are no levels in this game.

App description

Toca Blocks is a creative world building game where players build environments with blocks and merge blocks together to create new items to explore.

Reviewers comments

Toca Blocks is a game where the player collects blocks and forms new blocks to create an environment for the three animated characters. The three characters are a cat, bird and a bear. They each have different ways in which they interact with the types of blocks in the environment, for example, climbing or flying over them. The player creates their environment by clicking and dragging different types of blocks either from their inventory or from the environment. The player can explore the world by scrolling. The more they explore the more blocks they can find. When the player drags one block on top of another, this merges the two together to make a new type of block or object.  For example, a brick block and a yellow block merged together can make a lamp. Using the blocks of materials the player can build anything they can think of.

Toca Blocks is a fun app that encourages a child’s creativity. Its open creative world is a similar style to Minecraft but without the fighting and the monsters, which makes this game more suitable for younger children.

In App purchasing

None found

Gambling

No gambling content found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

On the main menu screen there is an advertisement for other app games from the developer.

Coarse language

None found, however this is a small amount of toilet humour.

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.

Other

Violence and Scary Material: One of the items that the player can create is a bomb. When it is clicked, the bomb will explode and blow up adjacent blocks.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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