Australian Council on Children and the Media

Toca Life: Vacation - Toca Boca AB

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This app is a “sandbox” style game allowing imaginative interaction with characters and scenes. No particular sets of skills required to play. Suitable for children 4 and up.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Toca Life: Vacation was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 23 April 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: Toca Life: Vacation
Developed by: Toca Boca AB
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: none
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Toca Life: Vacation contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our Reviewer played the game for several hours.

App description

Toca Life: Vacation continues the 'Toca Boca' series of sandbox style games. The term “sandbox” refers to games that are open to the player’s imagination – where they can freely interact with the environment to create their own fun and games. This version of Toca Life, allows players to explore holiday scenarios such as; the airport, hotels, beaches and islands. Each scene is open to exploration. For example, players on the beach can eat ice cream, lie on towels, build sandcastles, go for a swim, etc. Many items in the environment can also be used and activated simply by pressing and/or dragging to locations. There is also a record feature where players can record their own voice to add to scenes and make up stories.

Reviewers comments

The current reviewer found no concerns with this app. There are no ads, social media, gambling and in-app purchasing. It’s very easy to use, requires no tutorials, and children are only limited by their imagination. The game developers have also been mindful to be inclusive by adding accessible wheel chairs to scenes.

In App purchasing

There is no In-App purchasing in this game.

Online information

  • This app has the option to connect to the microphone of your device to record speech as part of the game (see App description). 

Gambling

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

  • None noted.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • None noted.

Coarse language

  • None noted.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

  • None noted.

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