Adopt Me! (Roblox) Review
Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 9 days ago.
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.
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.
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.
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 RatingThis 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 RatingYou 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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