The Battle Cats

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Simple, cute, cartoony strategic feline battle game.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Simple controls, easy to learn.

Violence & Scariness

While cats use their teeth, weapons to destroy enemies, there's no blood, gore.

Sexy Stuff

Players can use real-world money to buy new attack cats, weapons for their base, performance-enhancing boosts, packs that have special cats, cat food, bonus experience points.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Battle Cats is a simple, cartoony, and cutesy battle game. As such, it doesn't really have inappropriate content. While your attack cats do use their teeth and some weapons to vanquish their enemies, there's no blood or gore. Players can use real-world money to buy different kinds of attack cats, weapons for the cats' bases, boosts, as well as packs that have special cats, cat food, and bonus experience points. Read the app's privacy policy on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

User Reviews

Adult Written byNeil H. November 9, 2017

Adult themes makes this inappropriate for young children

Amongst the cute, cartoony characters there is a bound and gagged 'Bondage Cat,' a 'Dom Cat' with mask and whip and a 'Panties Cat... Continue reading
Parent Written byMr star D. June 14, 2018

Very kid friendly altough...

It’s very innocent and childlike and stays that way for a bit until you evolve several cats like “Gross Cat” Which evolves into a very bizarre looking cat named... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byInonedn August 9, 2017

Really fun, mostly kid friendly, but watch out for "raunchy moments"

sure the reviews say 8+ but you might need to reconsider. There are more than just minor violence. There are cat units that can be really inappropriate like an... Continue reading

What's it about?

In THE BATTLE CATS, felines have taken over the world. But since you're a cat person, you get to help the furballs to fight off dogs, snakes, stick figure people, and other enemies as you march your way to world dominance in this simplistic battle game.

Is it any good?

While most strategic battle games require intelligence and careful planning, this cute, cartoony tactical battle game keeps things simple ... and adorable. In The Battle Cats, you have to help our furry friends take over the world, while deflecting incoming attacks from dogs, snakes, and stick figure people. To do this, you simply have to wait until your money meter fills up, and the time meter runs down, so you can send an attack cat into battle. Once deployed, they automatically fight any incoming enemies and their bases, the destruction of which ends the fight. You can also, when you have the money, upgrade your troops or, by waiting for the right moment, use one of your base's weapons. All of which plays out in the kind of cute and cartoony glory you'd expect from a game where you send cats to do your bidding. The thing is, if you're looking for a true test of your strategic abilities -- y'know, in preparation for the cat-pocalypse we all know is coming -- this game won't turn you into General Mills, let alone General MacArthur. It's not that deep or tactical. But if you love cute, cartoony cats, and want them to take over the world, The Battle Cats should keep you entertained until Senor Snufflepants decides he has to sit on your lap RIGHT NOW!!

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in video games. Does it matter that this game has you battling cartoony dogs and snakes, as well as people who are just stick figures? Why do you think that is?

  • Talk about realism. Do you think you'd feel differently about this game if everything wasn't cute and cartoony, but was more realistic looking?

  • Discuss money management. Is there a reason to spend a lot of money on this game when you can just earn in-game currency? What about to help support the people who made the game?

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