A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The background story tells of a hero come to save the world from evil, and the player is that hero who protects villages and cities from monsters.
Positive Role Models
Players will meet mayors of cities and elders that urge them to be heroes and save the village from harm
Ease of Play
The game is a side-scrolling platformer. a genre that is seen in most kids games. The user interface is clean and the controls are simple. Game systems are explained as kids encounter them, such as the transporation (warp) system.
Violence & Scariness
Players are required to kill monsters to advance in this online role-playing game. Violence is cartoony and there is no blood or gore, but some characters do squeak before they fall over. Bodies disappear after a second or two.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Although cute and cartoony, female characters can wear revealing outfits such as short skirts and show cleavage and stockings.
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Although ESRB rated for 10+, publisher NDoors states on their site that their games and services are for ages 13+. Most players are in their teens and despite a language filter in place, chat is open and can get rude.
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Products & Purchases
The game is free to download and play, but the item mall is well publicized on the website with new items featured each week.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Although player characters cannot drink, kids will encounter computer controlled characters that talk about drinking and alcohol, and see Inns and Taverns in game. Kids may also encounter characters with cigars in their mouths.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a kid-attractive, simple-to-play online game that is mostly about combat. The game is free to play, but many fun parts of the game, including pets, trendy outfits, and animals that kids characters can ride on require spending real money in the cash shop rather than in-game cash. These cash shop items also require maintenance - such as pet food - that also has to be bought. Parents also need to know that although ESRB rated the game for 10+, the game has open filtered chat and even the Publisher states that the game and services are for 13+ in their terms and agreement. Time management may become as issue when playing this game since kids will want to spend a lot of timesocializing in this cute and colorful world.
Is It Any Good?
Part of WonderKing's attraction is that its gameplay is simple. Kids will have fun platforming in this game, as they jump and double-jump to reach Monsters hanging out on platforms. They watch animations as their characters hit enemies with a sword or shoot arrows at them. The monsters don't leave their platforms, so once kids get used to the controls, they can have quite a bit of fun with this game. Kids can also check out other pursuits such as selling and mining, crafting items, traveling, and explore.
With gorgeous cartoony graphics, cute but deadly monsters, easy to learn controls, and low entry requirements in terms of computer hardware, WonderKing is an easy MMO for kids to try. Live GM (Game Master) are present to run seasonal events which help to keep the game fresh by offering new pursuits.
Online interaction: This game has Open Chat and at higher levels, Player versus Player combat, so although there is a default language filter and tools to report or ignore other players, kids may have negative online encounters in this game because of rude chat.
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