A Parent’s Guide to Game of Sultans (App)

WARNING: Reading this article may give away things in the story ranging from unimportant to plot turners.

Disclaimer: I have only played until the ninth chapter in the first section. There may be some things in the game that I did not reach and were not covered.

Game of Sultans by Mechanistgames

Type: Action, War

Basic Idea and Plot: The player is a sultan trying to become the most powerful ruler in the world, one country and human heart at a time.

Quality

Game Play: 4/5 Well Done: There is no shortage of things to do in this game. The player must build up an army, harem, and advisory to help him as he conquers other countries in war. The player may also fight other characters, join a union, and participate in special events to earn items. A positive aspect of the game is that though the character can spend real money, they do not have to to rise in the ranks and be successful. If one is clever, it is possible to do well without spending real money. As for social aspects, characters are encouraged to like the game and share content on Facebook as well as join a union and/or talk to people through a public or private union only chat system.While there are some restrictions on speech, it is easy to get around them and many words are not blocked that could be considered vulgar.

Plot: 3/5 Average: The plot is on the simple side, with the player chasing down specific soldiers and rulers that mock him in his quest to gain more land. As far as I know, though I may be wrong, it is not more complex than this.

Graphics: 3½/5 Above Average: The graphics on the realistic side, with people looking like painted portraits and nature and buildings looking like real ones. In many ways, the graphics are the quality of a mid 2000’s PC game.

Music: 3/5 Average: The music has a repetitive Arabian sound to it that fits the theme of the game, that changes a little when one goes to war.

Overall: 3½/5 Above Average: Though the plot is weak and the details merely satisfactory, the game play is fun and plentiful. I believe boys and men older than twelve would enjoy the game best.

Moral Content

Official Rating: E

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: 2/5 Polygamy and Suggestive Content: Some women are shown in extremely revealing dancing girl clothes that show the breast, legs, and full abdomen. Women wear low dresses that show a lot of curvature. A man wears a short tunic that shows his thigh. Flirty comments are said between married and unmarried characters, including the subjects of wearing tight clothes, hugging, and kissing. At least two characters are mentioned to be eunuchs.

The player is compelled to marry more than one woman, and it is necessary as one plays to do so, letting the player have up to twenty wives.

Violence: 1/5 Light Violence: Soldiers fight in war and joust, killing them. They fight with arrows, cannons, and swords.Pictures of people attacking each other with swords are shown. Characters say they will kill and hurt people in various ways, such as beheading and stabbing.

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

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: 1½/5 Slightly Disturbing Content: A man dies from sickness. The player spends most of the game’s story hunting down various soldiers in war. Deaths of characters include collapsing with no gore. Riots and screaming are mentioned in speech.

Religious Issues: 2/5 Suggestive Content and Superstitions: It is mentioned one character is a Muslim. There are hints of the Muslim culture, as flags have the star and crescent and some buildings look like mosques. The player mentions God blessing his war pursuits and praying to Him. Every day, the player can have their fortune read in a cup of coffee, which provides the player with gifts. Characters mention astronomy, fate, luck, and destiny.

Magic: ½/5 Brief Mention: “Magic” is used for descriptive purposes. There is mention of something being a bad omen.

Others: The way one soldier talks to his male enemy includes him talking to him as if he or the other one were a woman, though whether there is an intended homosexual subtext is up to interpretation. A woman is a dancer, and characters talk about dancing, sometimes with the player. “Dance” is used for descriptive purposes. Drums are played in war songs.

Overall: 3½/5Older Teenager Appropriate: I can’t say that I with a clear conscious can recommend a game that is in a way condoning polygamy. While can be said that it is just a game, children may be affected to look at polygamy as normal if they play a game that does not show its bad consequences, but merely show it as normal. Adults and teenagers who understand such behavior is far from healthy may be fine with that aspect of the game, but may want to consider the very immodest clothing that appears at times.

Last Updated: August 8, 2018

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