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Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
Like most runner games, there's a threadbare plot to MIRACULOUS LADYBUG & CAT NOIR. You run, trying to dodge obstacles, swiping up to jump or down to slide. Swiping side to side lets you switch position as you run or run along a wall. Along the way, players collect ladybugs, which can be used for stickers or in-game bonuses. If you run into an obstacle, you'll either have to start the level over, or use in-game currency (or watch a video ad) to continue without losing your progress.
Is it any good?
Kids might love the show this game is based on, but it's a lot harder to love the game itself. Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir uses the now common game mechanic of running a course, grabbing as many coins (in this case, ladybugs and other objects) as possible and avoiding obstacles. The problem is: There are a lot of games that do it better. The controls aren't especially tight in Miraculous Ladybug and it often feels like moves you make aren't reflected on screen in time, resulting in failure. Adding to this disappointment is the game's nonstop use of video ads (which can't be skipped). They even play between levels without warning. If you die, you can continue by watching one. At least one time, the ad refused to close even after it ran its course, which prevented any further gameplay. It's so extensive (and obviously designed to encourage you to buy in-game tokens, which can also be used to skip commercials) that it's off putting, to the point where it's easier to just give up on the game.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about teamwork and heroism. Do you think the characters in Miraculous Ladybug and Lady Noir team up as well in this app as they do in the TV show? Why or why not?
Does the constant presentation of ads and marketing in Miraculous Ladybug and Lady Noir make you want to play the game more or less? Does it make you want to get the items presented in the ads?
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