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The Price is Right HD

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An ad-filled game -- but one that's true to its TV origin.

What parents need to know

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.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

"Barker's Beauties" models demonstrate products in video segments, sometimes wearing shorts or tight clothing.

Language
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Consumerism

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.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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QUALITY

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.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$4.99
Release date:September 15, 2010
Category:Trivia Games
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.2

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Teen, 13 years old Written byBauer Power April 2, 2011

Fun

It is fun, but after a while the items start repeating.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old April 22, 2011
Looks fun!
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Too much sex
Too much swearing

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