Robust building sim doesn’t get bogged down in details. GameAdvice.org Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.
Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:
- App Play Simplicity: 3
- Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
- Amount of Sexual Content: 0
- Level of Bad Language: 0
- Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
- Amount of Consumerism: 3
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Some Things To Keep In Mind
Parents need to know that Virtual City is a city-building simulation game that mixes management with construction, and includes the possibility of in-app purchases. The game features 50 missions that are loaded with goals players must meet — sometimes within a certain time limit. Successfully finishing a level requires players to work simultaneously on several of those tasks, all the while keeping an eye on the income levels of their company. The app also offers a “sandbox” mode for players to unlock that lets them create whatever sort of city they’d like with no time limits. The danger of this mode (beyond its ability to distract you for hours) is the ability to buy additional in-game money using real world cash. One option to buy $1 million in in-game currency costs $100, though lower amounts are available. The options menu, however, does let parents disable in-app purchases. A nearly identical version of the app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Virtual City is a Simulation Games app that is designed for those 10. The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 2 out of 5.
Virtual City is available for Free-$6.99 On The Following Devices:
Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:
Budding city planners will find this app irresistable. Focuses more on resources than people. Developers have clearly taken pains to optimize the HD version for the iPad’s larger screen.
The Support Level for Virtual City is about a 2 out of 5.
Extensive help text explains virtual objects, and the personal secretary guides kids through missions. Details and data can be hard to see on smaller screens. Players on iOS devices can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track achievements.
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