Action AllStars

Website review by
Conny Coon, Common Sense Media
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Game rained out? Send athletes to this sporty virtual world.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 6 reviews

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Positive Messages

This site offers a relatively safe virtual environment for kids interested in sports to meet up with other like-minded kids. The Safe Chat Plus area allows users to send only pre-approved messages, but the Safe Chat feature allows kids to type their own. Filters and on-site moderators screen the messages, but some not-so-nice comments ("poop," "I want to fight you") can find their way through.

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Sexy Stuff
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Consumerism

The site offers a free trial, but it's the premium paid membership that unlocks all the goodies kids will really want. Members can collect trading cards and customize their avatars and "home turf" with their favorite sports teams' gear. Members earn tokens that allow them to "purchase" the assorted branded shirts, hats, accessories, and other "gear" from the NBA and MLB (whose logos are prominent throughout the site).

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents needs to know that Action AllStars presents a virtual world geared to kids who like sports and are interested in following professional sports teams. The site has minimal free content and a free trial period, but the real action -- including live chat features -- is enabled with a paid membership. Membership allows users to create a customizable "athlete" who can collect trading cards, chat with other athletes, compete in daily challenges, and earn gear from their favorite professional teams.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySoccer Super Mom September 16, 2011

Great Kids Sports Site - Super Safe Too.

If your kids like the NBA, MLB and NFL, this is the site for them. I mean, how many sites have NBA Players? So cool. Also very well moderated. We go with Sa... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old November 29, 2011

Action Allstars- A great site

I think this site is a great site if your kids like online virtual worlds Like Club Penguin. This is a great game for all ages, I just love it. Even though it w... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old May 31, 2012

What's it about?

Centered around kids' interest in sports, ACTION ALLSTARS is a virtual world full of sports games and sports teams. A free one-month trial lets kids create a cute, sporty "athlete" avatar who can explore various ballparks and arenas where they'll discover assorted activities and safe chat areas. The trial will whet the sports-minded kid's appetite, but it's the membership that allows them to get to the good stuff: collecting trading cards, earning tokens, and "buying" gear for their athlete (including NBA and MLB branded accessories) or decorating their "home turf." Users will find games galore that test talents in snowboarding, baseball, basketball, football, and more.

Is it any good?

Kids who enjoy playing or watching sports will find much to do as they explore the Action AllStars world of arenas, ballparks, and fields. The games range from simple and slightly dull to creative and quite challenging. This sports-centric world is full of friendly competition, but the real game here is winning. Just like real life, the athletes here are rewarded for wins.

New members are dubbed "amateurs" and can increase their level as they compete with the ultimate goal, of course, to become a pro. And the more users play, the more tokens they receive toward virtual gear. It takes an awful lot of tokens, however, to "purchase" the gear, which means users will need (and probably want) to spend an awful lot of time online trying to earn them.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why active kids who are interested in sports would find a virtual sports world appealing. Do the games offered here help teach kids sportsmanship or increase skills? Do they create interest in sports that they haven't yet attempted or just entice kids to spend more time on the computer?

Website details

For kids who love sports

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