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Dragon City Mobile Review
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Posted: 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Dragon City is a puzzle game where you nurture dragons from egg to fully grown. It's a virtual pet you look after by feeding, breeding and creating homes. You can fight other dragons and go online to visit friends' dragons.

Play revolves around nurturing your dragon. To do this you need to perform certain activities that earn you game currency to buy things. While you can stick to doing this, the app repeatedly invites real money to be spent so you can level up even faster. Without spending it can take up to 20 hours for tasks to complete.

As you progress you open up more options and collectible items. These work through series of different increasingly valuable items: Fire, Nature, Pure, Legend and so on. The most valuable dragons are hybrids of rare and special versions only available for a limited period. You can interact and trade with other players in the Trading Hub.

Overall it's a game designed to be more fun with in-game purchases. That aside, provided you have set-up a PIN and protections on spending, there's a lot of fun to be had here as you get to know your dragon, make choices in their development from baby, to teenager and then adult.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 01/01/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Social Point (@SocialPoint)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game. The online Arena Battle lets you challenge other player's dragons and work your way up the rankings.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US.
Dragon City used to have a Global chat feature where you could talk to anyone but this became problematic and was removed. What remains is an Alliance chat, where you can chat to people you have connected with in the game to team up.

The game also promotes its Discord chat channel, where "you can easily chat with many other Dragon Masters. You will be able to communicate with many other active players, discuss the game and exchange information and suggestions, or look for new friends and Alliance members." It also state that all its Official Channels are moderated to guarantee the safety of our players and the sharing of reliable and confirmed information.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 14 years old as minimum age. The developers state that you must be over 14 to have an account and play. Those under 18 will need parental permission.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. You can spend real money to speed up the development of your dragons and customise how they look. You can also earn gems by signing up for surveys or downloading apps. The game's loot boxes are Dragon Card packs that you can purchase and open, but you don't know what will be in them before you buy. You can find the probability of what will be inside on the Dragon Pack support page.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Dragon City Mobile Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SocialPoint) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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