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Cunch-Line Chronicles Review
Posted: 10 months ago.
In the game you tap the screen to jump while the character automatically runs. If you are caught by the police you have to pay bail to get out of prison. It's a simple game that doesn't develop beyond that simple interaction.
"Explore the urban side of the UK that they don't show you anywhere else," says the developer, who also highlights the game's multicultural characters and diverse range of individuals. In fact this kind of setting and theme is found in games like Grand Theft Auto, Mafia and Watch Dogs.
Although some schools have suggested there is a chat feature in the game, this is not true. There is no chat feature and no way a player can be contacted. Players are encouraged to share their achievements on social media as is common on other games.
Other safety organisations have highlighted the county-lines issue and quoted players as saying, "this game gave me valuable advice on how to run a cunch line and now I own 7 cunch lines and I employ 12 year old runners." This is from a comment on the Android app store that is either satire or a post to attract attention to the game rather than a genuine result of playing the game.
As indicated in the game ratings, this is content aimed at those 18 and over. Children cannot access this game if you have your parental controls configured on the smartphone. If they do play the game a useful response is to use it to engage with the topic of drugs and coercion into illegal behaviour.
More involved, enjoyable and engaging running games to try instead include Alto's Adventure and Jetpack Joyride.
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Release Date: 06/11/2020
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Action and Platform
You can purchase characters and the in-game currency (Kilos of Drugs).
- Dynamic Duo
- Three of a kind
- Soldier 4000 kilos
- Top shotta 10000 kilos
- Tony Montana 50000 kilos
- El Capitan 150000 kilos
Rated PEGI 18+ for drugs references. ESRB MATURE 17+ for drug use. It's rated 17+ on Apple App Store for Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.
In addition to the official ratings, this game has raised concerns with online safety experts, about the game glamorising or normalising gang culture and criminal activity and potentially influence young people.
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