NBA Playgrounds

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Over-the-top b-ball fun with friends has flat solo play.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

I doesn’t say back to the bitch

You parents hear things wrong get a hearing aid.When you lose a game it says back to the bench.It does not say hell either.This game only has pushing to get the ball so it’s for younger ages.

This title has:

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Great role models
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age 12+


My son (10) recently bought this game and really loves it. However, I just walked in at the end of a game and the commentator said "bitch." I'm not sure of the context, but I agree with the other poster that stated the rating was misleading. I wouldn't have had my kiddo download the game had I known there was poor language.

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