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Pixalate's COPPA Manual Reviews: ‘Evil Orbs'

Mar 27, 2024 1:30:00 PM

Welcome to Pixalate’s CTV & Mobile App Manual Reviews According to COPPA, a series containing the detailed factors the Trust & Safety Advisory Board educators used to assess an app’s child-directedness.

The educators manually review thousands of mobile apps available in the Google Play & Apple App Stores as well as connected TV (CTV) apps from the Roku Channel Store and Amazon Fire TV App Store using the COPPA Rule factors shown below & make those results available to the public at ratings.pixalate.com.

This post takes a look at a popular mobile app (1 million+ downloads) from the Google Play Store & Apple App Store. Our reviewer discusses how the subjective factors set forth in the COPPA Rule apply to the app and factor into the reviewer's determination as to whether the app is child-directed or general audience (i.e., it is not targeting children).

Manually reviewed in this post

The 10 COPPA Rule factors

The teacher will indicate the factors they relied upon in their assessment using the 10 factors shown below that reflect the 10 child-directed factors in the COPPA Rule.

Reviewed by: Crystal Pearson

Crystal Pearson

Manual Review: Evil Orbs

Likely audience after manual review

  • Google Developer: GoBit Games
  • Apple Developer: GoBit, Inc.
  • Google Bundle ID: com.gobit.evilorbs
  • Apple Bundle ID: 1147002163
  • Privacy Policy
  • Crystal’s Take: Evil Orbs is an orb bubble popping strategy game.

COPPA factors used to determine audience

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Evil Orbs is a fun and addictive interactive popping game similar to playing a pinball machine. Players are tasked by a cool animated character named Dr. Hammersphere to conquer the orbs and save the world by shooting an anti-orbium element.  Players use a long paddle by spinning it and shooting the orbs. There are power-ups to assist with a large number of villainous orbs to pop them all.  The game uses child-oriented animation and characters that show it is child-directed with a mixed audience.

The visual content is filled with bright and deep-colored animations with cartoon-like graphics.

Players can earn gold medals and trophies as they journey along 132 cities and over 400 levels battling the evil orbs.

The app is rated E for Everyone in the Google Play store and 4+ in the iOS store. The app is ready to use after download with no age gate but there is an in-app upgrade purchase.


The developer’s privacy policy does not have a COPPA policy and has consumers refer to the Google and Apple store privacy policies. It does state, “We or our partners may use your advertising ID, IP address, and device information to help serve you more relevant ads and analyze gameplay.”

Find Pixalate's full catalogue of reviews in our CTV and Mobile App Review Page

Screenshots of Evil Orbs

About Pixalate’s Trust & Safety Advisory Board

Pixalate’s Trust and Safety Advisory Board was created to bring in individuals with experience using child-directed apps in the classroom to review and assess which apps are child-directed. This manual review process serves to quality check Pixalate’s automated review process. See our full methodology for more information.


This blog post published by Pixalate is available for informational purposes only and is not considered legal advice. By viewing this blog post, the reader understands and agrees that there is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the blog publisher. The blog should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in the applicable jurisdiction(s), and readers are urged to consult their own legal counsel on any specific legal questions concerning any specific situation. The content of this blog post reflects Pixalate's opinions with respect to factors that Pixalate believes may be useful to the digital media industry. Pixalate's opinions are just that, opinions, which means that they are neither facts nor guarantees; and this blog post is not intended to impugn the standing or reputation of any entity, person or app, but instead, to report findings pertaining to mobile and Connected TV (CTV) apps.

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