Fight My Monster
By Dana Anderson,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Fun battles, lots of interaction on social gaming site.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Players can choose to accept, deny, or negotiate battles and trades, which teaches kids negotiation skills. Also, even monsters who have a very low percentage possibility of winning sometimes win, exhibiting to kids that underdogs can prevail.
Violence & Scariness
During battles, players see the monsters' cartoon bones flying out from behind the hidden battle ring, and white crosses on cemetery grave plots dot the screen. Whichever monster comes out the loser has some sort of dark (but not gory or scary) ending, like a lead weight squishing them or being zapped into oblivion by a laser. And, of course, the site is called "Fight My Monster" so that in itself is a soft promotion of violence among monsters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
None observed, but if you are friends with another player you can chat with each other off of the pre-scripted text; what is in those messages would vary widely. Parents of kids under 13 may see their child's chat activity and block any offending player.
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Bad language not commonplace, but at least one instance observed of a player skirting the rules by naming a monster with the word "s--t" in the name. And if you are friends with another player you can chat with each other off of the pre-scripted text; what is in those messages would vary widely. Parents of kids under 13 may see their child's chat activity and block any offending player.
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Products & Purchases
There's a huge push for paid membership (listed at 4.95 English pounds, which comes in at about $8 U.S. dollars). A membership icon is prominent on each player's profile page. When kids click on some features, such as a design-your-own-monster tool, a message pops up indicating it's a feature for paid members only. "Members of the Week" earn prizes like a DS, which is also promoted at the top of the site's pages.
Parents Need to Know
Based on 2 parent reviews
pikachu taking a dump & having a hump - not 4 kids
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Completely inadequate safety features. Swearing an issue.
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Is It Any Good?
While FIGHT MY MONSTER may be a little daunting to understand for many kids -- especially on the younger side of the target age -- it may be worth the effort. The monster battle game is fun and really requires strategic thinking. Don't be surprised if your child asks for a paid membership, as membership is pushed hard. Important Note: The privacy and safety policies here are complex and change between ages. Parents of kids under 13 get their own account to monitor their players' interactions on the site and de-friend or block other users if they feel they are not interacting positively with their kids.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about why it's good that parents can monitor the chat activity of kids under 13 on this site, and when you would consider de-friending or blocking someone from talking to your child. Read Common Sense Media's Staying Safe in a Digital World for more tips.
If your child spends a lot of time here, discuss the different types of games. There are educational games, arcade games, and the battles, all of which have varying degrees of value or mind-numbingness.
- Genre: Gaming
- Pricing structure: Free
- Last updated: November 5, 2015
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