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By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Block-building social scene is as chaotic as it is creative.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Adventure Games
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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
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  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (22 ):

This virtual social space is an enticing offer for kids who love to mine and build, but the pressure to spend is intense. BlockStarPlanet has a lot of things kids like to do -- exploration, fighting, mining/crafting, building -- but it offers them in a chaotic, overstimulating environment. Some kids will thrive on this, while others will be overloaded by the colors, the constant appearance and disappearance of other players, the overwhelming number of things you can do, and the occasional power-ups that do things like briefly change everyone into a pet. It could use a more cohesive tutorial introduction that slowly guides kids to meet NPCs so kids have a better sense of what they can or should be doing and why. The individual tutorials for parkour, mining, and fighting are all helpful, but first kids need to find and recognize the NPCs who offer them. Likewise, the ability to report problematic content falls with an NPC who kids may or may not stumble across when they start. Also, the pressure to join VIP is overwhelming and irritating. Everywhere you look, there's a gift box dangling that requires VIP to unlock. The shops have VIP materials mingled with the freebies. There's a line between enticing people to upgrade and making them feel like they're really playing a free demo. BlockStarPlanet dances right on the line. This social networking-building-RPG hybrid offers some great features, but poor mobile controls, a chaotic on-screen environment, pressure to buy, and a lack of solid introduction to the universe keep it from really shining.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (Limited content available with free download. Full content unlocks with a subscription; prices range from $3.99/week to $44.99/year.)
  • Release date: July 14, 2020
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: MovieStarPlanet
  • Version: 5.4.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2020

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