Australian Council on Children and the Media

Traffic Run! - Geisha Tokyo Inc.

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This app is an endless, driver game. Players will benefit from having good reaction and distance estimation skills. Not suitable for players 8 and under, parental guidance for 9 -12 for saturated advertising.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Traffic Run! was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 31 May 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: Traffic Run!
Developed by: Geisha Tokyo Inc.
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Rated 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour, Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.
ACCM suggested age: PG 9 - 12 for saturated advertising.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Traffic Run! contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Level 42

App description

Traffic Run! requires players to navigate their chosen vehicle through a 3D maze of intersecting roads and railway crossings. Movement is achieved by pressing anywhere on the screen - making the vehicle accelerate forward (and releasing finger from the screen will stop the vehicle). Coins can be collected along the roadway which can be used to unlock other vehicles. The aim of the game is to get to the checkpoint without crashing.

Reviewers comments

This game has a lot of advertising: 2 constant banner ads from the home screen, pop-up clip ads between screens and rewards for watching ads. The clip ads were mostly for other games. The banner ads were often for adult related content such as business, tax and insurance – all of which take you out of the game when pressed. There is also a feature where you can use your coins to unlock cars – however, you can’t choose which car to unlock and therefore the use of coins may be at the player’s expense if they don’t get the one they were hoping for.

In App purchasing

There is no In-App purchasing in this game.

Online information

There is no online information required to play this game.

Gambling

The feature where you have to use your earned coins to unlock cars may be concerning to some parents as the process represents a "risk for reward" type of behaviour (as you can see the outline of the unlocked cars, but which one you get is randomized). 

Advertising and product placement

There is advertising in this game, including:

  • Pop-up clip ads
  • Constant banner ads on the home screen
  • Watching clip ads for rewards
  • Watching clip ads to revive your vehicle if crashed during a run

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None noted.

Coarse language

 None noted. 

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Please see reviewer’s comments above.

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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