Goosebumps HorrorTown

App review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Quirky but repetitive creepshow sim has heavy consumer push.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 17+

Went from frustrating to GROOMING in a matter of weeks

As Fans of the franchise we enjoyed at first. Easy to play, but after a few rounds you’ll notice that in order to unlock the key characters in the next story, you have to spend $$$. Frustrating. Ok. One way to earn more game currency is to watch ads. Which is problematic when one of the ads in heavy rotation is for a marijuana farming game called Weed Empire. Some families may not appreciate their kids being taught that marijuana farming is a highly sought-after vocational option. Hmm. The last straw came a few weeks later. We deleted the app after we saw this months storyline included a romance between an adult woman character and a teen girl. Nothing was “shown” but the narrator (which kids on their own may skip, but our family plays together and mom or dad reads) discussed someone in town seeing them “smooching” and “lip-locked” on Mrs Dark’s porch. Normalizing abuse/pedophilia IS NOT OK. Big. Fat. Nope. Reported to Google Play.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

App Details

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