Pikmin Bloom

App review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Activity-tracking features make walking more festive.

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age 8+

Great game for kids-but be careful

Pikmin Bloom is a game made by Niantic in partnership with Nintendo. Similar to Pokémon Go, it’s a game that most can play. Mainly, the goal of the game is to cover the world in flowers, so it’s much more casual than its Pokémon counterpart. You also collect small creatures called Pikmin, which you can send on expeditions to obtain out-of-reach items and “seedlings”, which when they’re planted in the character’s backpack, sprout into Pikmin after a set amount of steps. Players can purchase one-time use slots to grow seedlings, but they are also earned by leveling up. I haven’t noticed any way of earning the coins to purchase these apart from micro transactions, so parents should exercise caution and disable your child’s ability to purchase things with real money. My main safety concern with this game is children wandering off by themselves, but also there is a feature while you plant flowers that allows you to see the locations of other players who are also planting flowers. This doesn’t enable by default, but it still can be toggled on, so parents should monitor their children’s usage of this. In the end, I do believe this is a game many can enjoy- just be careful.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

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