Battle Bay

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Colorful yet slow-paced battle game has lots of potential.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Basic commands simple to grasp, but it's easy to lose track of things in heat of battle. Upgrading a ship is a bit complicated. 

Violence

Game is an ongoing series of battles, with lots of explosions, but largely cartoonish. 

Sex
Language

No offensive language, but chat forums aren't moderated, can contain objectionable worlds. 

Consumerism

Contains ads, promotes in-app purchases. Offers a "VIP subscription" that gives players advantages in training, battle rewards. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Battle Bay is an aquatic action game made by the creators of Angry Birds. It's a multiplayer focused game, where players join teams of five to combat five other players, each trying to blow each other out of the water with a series of explosive weapons. While there's violence, it's more on a cartoonish level and never shows any suffering. But the game does feature an unmoderated chat which opens the possibility of objectionable language. And while in-app purchases aren't pushed as heavily as in some other games, there's a VIP option (costing $5/week or $10/month) that gives some players an advantage for a price. To learn what the game's developer does with your personal information, refer to its privacy policy

User Reviews

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Adult Written byBrandon S. March 28, 2018

Could be much better , If you want to be a fixer

You do not get any points except for the one weapon you are allowed to carry after that your Guild quests are done. So if you want to join this game it would b... Continue reading
Adult Written byAmericanMarauder July 19, 2018

One of the most addicting games I've ever played

I've been playing for a year now. It's an incredibly, competitive game that you simply can't put down. I can't recommend it enough. You driv... Continue reading

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What's it about?

In BATTLE BAY, players sail one of five ships into a series of multiplayer combat missions (each ship has a different specialty and four must be unlocked first). Players fight for up to five minutes, attempting to destroy the enemy to earn parts and pearls, which are used to upgrade ships by adding health, defensive abilities, speed, and firepower. Teams can also play a defensive strategy to capture the battle area. Plus, players can choose to either launch a guild with friends or the game will automatically match them with other players for drop-in play. 

Is it any good?

While this aquatic squad based battle game has a lot of potential, its pacing keeps it from being a must play. When you're the company known for Angry Birds, expectation levels are pretty high. Battle Bay, from Rovio, doesn't come close to the heights set by that iconic game, but it certainly has lots of potential. The game does multiplayer right and keeps the focus on action rather than micromanaging your boats (though there's plenty of that for people who like it). The bite-sized combat also lets you get in and out without tiring of the game's concept quickly. And the impact of the ocean on battle, with waves rocking your ship and affecting your aim, is done very well. Best of all, the rewards after a battle are substantial enough that in-app purchases don't feel like a requirement. The game, though, isn't as fast-paced as you would expect. Ships move slow and turn slower. While you can upgrade the speed of boats, most people will focus on weapons. It's not enough to spoil your enjoyment of the game, but it will dampen things a bit. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of budgeting. Should you save for a big upgrade or buy smaller incremental ones? 

  • Talk about working as a team. Why it's important to support teammates instead of just thinking for yourself?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 2, 2017
  • Category: Action Games
  • Size: 484.00 MB
  • Version: 2.2.14234
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.1 and up

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