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Adopt Me! (Roblox) Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @boersc, Jo Robertson and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

Adopt Me is one of the most popular Roblox games. In a rudimentary way it simulates daily life. You can build a home, look after pets and make friends. Like many Roblox games, it's the combination of an avid community of players and freeform play that make it popular. As with playground games, it evolves over time as developers add features suggested by the players. You can browse the latest updates on the AdoptMe YouTube channel.

The main focus is on adopting, raisin and collecting the 65 pets. You can also decorate your house and unlock vehicles. Much of this you can do without making additional purchases, but as you progress there is a drive to sell items that enable you to access rarer pets.

There are five ranks: common, uncommon, rare, ultra-rare, and legendary. The most valuable legendary pets include Dragons, King/Queen Bee, Owl, Crow, Reindeer, Turtle, Kangaroo, Unicorn, Griffin, Ninja Monkey and Kitsune. You train your pets by completing tasks. Once you have four fully grown they can be traded for even rarer Neon pets with glowing parts. You can then do this four times to trade them in for a Mega Neon Pet that glow rainbow.

To create a Mega Neon Diamond Griffin would require three Diamond Eggs from a minimum of 1170 consecutive days of playing. That is assuming you hatched the same creature from your Diamond egg each time (1 in 3 chance), so the actual number of days would be much higher.

This ecosystem of pets both encourages extended play time as well as purchasing of currency. Players can also trade these pets with each other, that can lead to disputes if trades are not fair. Children can worry about being scammed because of the level of investment (time and money) they make in their pets.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6-10 year-olds

Release Date: 14/07/2017

Platforms: Android, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: Play Adopt Me (@PlayAdoptMe)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Although it's played in short bursts each day, this is a game you will play for a long time over a number of months in a similar way to Animal Crossing.

Stars: You are encouraged to play every day by being awarded stars for each consecutive day you visit the game. The stars offer important rewards that eventually provide a Golden Egg which guarantees a valuable legendary pet.
  • Golden Egg (195 consecutive days) Golden Griffin, Golden Dragon or Golden Unicorn.
  • Diamond Egg (390 consecutive days) Diamond Griffin, Diamond Dragon or Diamond Unicorn.

 
Players: You can play this with 100 players online. 1 per screen, typically interacting with up to 100 players in online games.

CostsCosts

Adopt Me!

Roblox Store Xbox One Free

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Roblox Store iOS Free

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Roblox Store Android Free

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Roblox Store PC Free

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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 need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. You can purchase the Bucks currency to buy food, toys, gifts, eggs, and vehicles. You get Bucks by looking after Babies or Pet's ailments or just playing the game in general. But you can also use Robux (purchased with real money) to gain Bucks to spend in the game or other specific items.

Gifts: The Gifts offer a box "loot box" style chance of unboxing a legendary, limited-time vehicle, such as a Train, a Banana Car, or a Hoverboard. You can also trade items with other players.

Eggs: These allow you to hatch a pet. The type of egg determines how likely you are to get a rare pet:
  • Blue Egg (100 Bucks) 0% chance of Legendary
  • Cracked Egg (350 Bucks) 1.5% chance of Legendary
  • Pet Egg (600 Bucks) 3% chance of Legendary
  • Jungle Egg (750 Bucks) 3% chance of Legendary
  • Aussie Egg (750 Bucks) 3% chance of Legendary
  • Royal Egg (1,450 Bucks) 8% chance of Legendary

Adopt Me Scams: The game has problems with players "scamming" each other out of valuable items through trading. Tricks like promising to give items after trades, or swapping for other Roblox items result in unfair trades or scams. You can report these in the game via the Report button. New measures to reduce scams and thefts in the game were introduced in Nov 2020.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Roblox is rated PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+. However, this rating applies to the Roblox game in general rather than the content in Adopt Me.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 6-10 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Very young children will enjoy looking after pets and learning the skills of building a home. But it's important that you play with them at the younger end of this spectrum and set-up credit card passwords to avoid lootbox pitfalls.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.

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