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Popular games: Fall Guys

3 minutes reading time
6-17 years
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Foto: Mediatonic/Epic Games (Quelle: Wikipedia)

Colorful avatars try to reach the finish line as fast as possible and have to overcome numerous tricky obstacles in a colorful and playfully designed game world. Unfair behavior is not forbidden, so opponents are sometimes pushed aside to get ahead faster themselves. Fall Guys is popular among children and teenagers, so we present the game.

In a nutshell:

  • Battle Royale game from Epic Games in different versions
  • only playable online and together with others
  • Age restriction according to USK: 6 years and older, recommended 8 years and older
  • for PC and all popular game consoles
  • playable for free, but with optional purchases

What is Fall Guys?

In Fall Guys , the goal is to steer a character through an obstacle course and be faster than the other players.
A round starts with 60 participants and lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. After each mini-game, players are eliminated until a winner is determined.
In addition to the obstacles found in the world, players can prevent each other from winning, such as by pushing and holding.

Regularly there are new mini-games in Fall Guys, which are released as so-called seasons.

What fascinates kids and teens about Fall Guys?

Compared to other representatives of the Battle Royale genre, the game has a very colorful design and does not use vulgar language or depictions of violence. Due to the easy-to-understand game principle and the easy-to-learn controls, the game is suitable for all ages (from 8 years).

The gameplay is reminiscent of the television show “Ninja Warrior”, which is popular among young people. Kids and teens can play Fall Guys with their friends, competing against each other while chatting via voice chat. The short lap times allow gamers to manage their gaming time well.

There is now also a game app that takes up the principle of Fall Guys . Learn more about Stumble Guys at Handysektor.

What can be problematic about Fall Guys?

Fall Guys is available for free, but finances itself through in-game purchases. These do not bring any advantages, but only relate to the equipment and appearance of the character. Read more in our article Caution In-App Purchases!

In games with a highly competitive character, moments of frustration, and in extreme cases even aggression, can always occur.

The game does not have text chat within the game, however there is voice chat. This is disabled by default and must be enabled in the settings themselves. If it is activated, insults and the like may occur via it.

What should parents pay attention to?

For kids and teens, Fall Guys is all about having fun competing together. However, competing with friends and competing against each other in an obstacle course can cause conflict. Therefore, it is best to play the game together with your child at the beginning. This allows you to better relate to the fascination of the game. Your child should not be younger than six when playing the game for the first time, otherwise the bright colors and fast gameplay can easily overwhelm him. Pay attention to the age classification of the USK of the respective version (Season) and educational age recommendations.

As a parent, you should be especially attentive when it comes to in-app purchases. Talk to your child about the extent to which these are necessary and useful and find an arrangement for them.

Use the settings on the game console or in the game provider’s account, for example, to secure the payment functions with a PIN or to limit the playing time. Epic Games’ provider has parental controls, you can find more about them here.

Agree on basic rules for media use and talk to your child about risks in games.

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