A Parent’s Guide to Moana Island Life (App/Game)

Moana Island Life by Disney

Type: Farming, Island, Simulation

Basic Idea: The player helps Moana create a dream island and fulfill the needs of the inhabitants.


Game Play and Plot: 3/5 Average: The game is a lot like a Moana version of Farmville. The player plants crops and then uses and trades them with others to help them. After that, they get money to plant and build more things and help more people. More land can be unlocked over time, as well as more activities.

Graphics: 3/5 Average: The graphics are decent 3-D graphics that are not poor yet do not have a whole lot of detail. It would be around the quality of a DS game from the 2000s.

Music: 3/5 Average: The game has a beautiful, relaxing soundtrack that makes one feel they are on a soothing island resort.

Overall: 3/5 Average: While players who like Moana may enjoy it, outside of the realm, it is an average farming game. I highly recommend it for children and children at heart that love farming games, but those that have no interest in Disney or Moana will probably want to look for something a little more mature. I recommend the game concerning quality to children of either gender ages eight and older.

Moral Content

Official Rating: E

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: ½/5 Light Suggestiveness: Male characters are shirtless and female character’s waist and shoulders are shown.

Violence: 0/5 None

Swearing and Using the Lord’s Name in Vain: 0/5 None

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: ½ /5 A chicken gets caught in a whirlpool, and a man briefly wants to eat a girl’s pet chicken.

Religious Issues: 1/5 Mention: Characters are friends with and reverence Maui, a demigod. One of the decorations is a demigod statue.

Magic: 0/5 None

Others: Some male characters have long hair. One man has tattoos all over his chest.

Overall: 1/5 Child Appropriate: Outside of the religious problems Moana Island Life is a clean game. I would recommend it morally for children that are old enough to understand that other gods are not real and the difference between fantasy and reality. I would start to recommend it for children probably between eight and ten.


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