Today I discovered app ratings are nothing like movie ratings, because Stardom: The A-List is rated 12+ for Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor, Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes, Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References and Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes. I can see how a 13 or 14 year old girl would LOVE this game, but call me old, it has some pretty mature themes.
In Stardom: The A-List, your goal is to make your character famous by flirting, fighting and working your way to the top. You start out as a regular girl (or guy) and get a job at Starbeans and try to break into acting. After your first day at work, the game sends you to the bar where you are supposed to get a phone number from the guy you meet there (a TV production assistant). You then get an agent and an audition for toilet bowl cleaner. At your agent’s office you run through your lines, some of which include: “When I’m on my knees in front of a toilet, foul odors are my main concern.” First we go to a bar, and then the game suggests we might regularly be on our knees in front of a toilet. Hmm.
Aside from whether or not I think this is appropriate for teens, this game’s campy trashy story-line is actually pretty funny. The game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure Book where you’re faced with decisions and your choices affect what happens next. You have to navigate to different locations and you always have a variety of goals moving the action forward. You can dress up like a tramp to attract more attention and even earn points by playing live with your friends.
I’m sure this game is hot hot hot with the teens, but probably more suitable for 18+.