Parents' Guide to

Stardom: The A-List

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

No big thrills, but celebrity life sim can be hypnotic.

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age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

This is terrible

Found a couple hundred/thousand charges on my card from this game. Not happy!

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

A free game for $110?????

I'm still trying to figure out what happened here. I got an email last night about charges on iTunes associated with this game. From what I can see, it's a free game that one of my kids downloaded. BUT.... while playing, my 8 year old must have been prompted for "add-ons". I was charged for $9.99, $39.99 and $69.99 for a medium, XL and huge "cash stack". Whatever that is! I still can't figure out what she was playing on or when. She doesn't know what she clicked. I can't even find the game today when I search the App store so I'm not sure what is going on. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME!!! I am waiting to hear back from customer support and will dispute the credit card charges.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
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STARDOM: THE A-LIST doesn't break a lot of new ground -- and isn't the deepest simulation you'll ever play -- but there's something about it that still manages to chew up bursts of your time. As you try to become a celebrity, you'll work a series of jobs, all of which rely on you simply tapping the screen repeatedly. Thrilling, no? But sometimes hypnotic.

Tapping earns you credits, which buy you new clothes, but those aren't really essential. And, if you're the impatient type, you can use real world funds to buy in-game cash, but it's not essential -- and Glu warns users about this functionality in an obvious fashion at the start of the game, unlike many other games using this economic model. It's not a game that will hold your attention long-term or that will stick with you long after you've completed it, but for a short-term diversion, there are worse choices.

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