A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
The game very smoothly walks players through the rules of the game and how the bidding process works -- although entering bids could be easier.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
"Barker's Beauties" models demonstrate products in video segments, sometimes wearing shorts or tight clothing.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Actual retail products are shown frequently throughout the game, with accompanying promotional language that's both spoken and shown on screen. Beyond these in-game commercials (for lack of a better term), the app itself is meant to generate interest (and audience) for the television game show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Price is Right HD is an electronic play-at-home version of the hit television game show. It's also loaded with blatant product placement and advertising. Products from companies such as Cedarshed Industries, Fancy Feast cat food and Dodge are shown in video segments, with the "Barker's Beauties" models showing them off. Essentially, players sit through commercials for real world products before making their guesses at pricing. The gameplay in the iPhone version of the app is identical.
Is It Any Good?
The Price is Right has always been a show about subtle advertising, but it's not something you have to pay to watch. Paying a few bucks for an app that then proceeds to bombard you with commercial placements is a bit extreme, though. While the game is well-paced and offers a variety of unlockable mini-pricing games and play modes, it's not entirely stable, sometimes crashing without warning (though this will likely be fixed in updates). Playing with a friend in multiplayer mode is more fun than playing by yourself.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.