Australian Council on Children and the Media

LEGO® Friends Heartlake Rush - LEGO System A/S

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This app is a 3D driving game. Players only need simple gross motor and reaction time skills to play. Parental guidance for children aged 4 – 8 (in-app purchasing).

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of LEGO® Friends Heartlake Rush was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 7 February 2019.

About the app

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

Name of app: LEGO® Friends Heartlake Rush
Developed by: LEGO System A/S
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 4+ with Parental Guidance to 8
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of LEGO® Friends Heartlake Rush contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our Reviewer played the game for several hours.

App description

LEGO® Friends Heartlake Rush is a driving game that allows players to choose their character and navigate them through a series of obstacles on road. As the vehicle drives automatically into the screen, players only need to swipe to control (left, right, duck and jump). Gold coins (or “Studs”) are collected along the way (which can be used to unlock features such as new cars and characters) and an “M” meter counts upwards the further you travel (which adds to your coins to calculate a total score). The aim of the game is to travel as far as possible without crashing into an object.

Reviewers comments

There are no concerns with LEGO® Friends Heartlake Rush. Parents only need to be aware that there’s in-app purchasing, but this usually requires a password to purchase (unless your settings allow purchases without it, or have a time setting attached which only requires re-entering your password after a period of time. It might be worth checking this). There are no pop-up ads or other similar features of concern that are often present in free games.

In App purchasing

There is some In-App purchasing available in this game. Examples include: 

  • Lily (character) = $4.99
  • Stud Doubler = $7.99
  • Character Bundle = $14.99

Online information

  • There is no online information required to play this game. 

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

  • There is some advertising in this game, however this is restricted to some very small banners in the title screen which show “Lego Friends” and “Mighty Kingdom” (which is a digital game developer).
  • There are no pop-up ads in the game.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • Males and females are equally represented in this game.
  • The game is marketed as the "Number 1 Racing Game for Girls". There is no reason why this game should be marketed towards one gender or another. 

Coarse language

  • None noted.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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