Last time we looked some of the reasons why Kim Kardashian: Hollywood has become one of the biggest mobile games of the year, with annual earnings expected to reach $200m. Now we’re going to let the kids tell us what they think. We spoke with four Kim Kardashian: Hollywood fans to ask them what got them playing the game, what they thought about it and whether they’ve spent any real money on it.
The kids are Melaine and Amy, both 16 and from England, Remington (Remy), who’s 13 and from America, and Lena who is 15 and lives in Norway. All the girls had been playing the game for between three and four weeks.
How did you hear about the game?
Melaine: My sister started playing and then I asked people on Twitter if I should play it and I gave it a shot.
Amy: It was trending on Twitter
Remy: Twitter followers reposting or posting about the game, like memes or what they are on the famous scale.
Lena: I was following an Instagram user while she told her followers about the game.
What do you like about the game?
Melaine: I love how you can fly to different places and that there are so many different things to do. I like the fact there is variety, for example the arguments with Willow Pape etc. I also love playing with friends.
Amy: I like the outfits on the game as they’re similar to what the Kardashian’s have worn in real life, or they’re similar to what other celebrities have been spotted wearing. I also like that you have a ‘rival’ on the game, Willow Pape, as it makes you want to work harder on it and out-stage a virtual character because you want to be the higher, more professional person.
Remy: The fact Kim asks you to be a social climber and date anyone of any sex to become famous, like she kinda did.
Lena: I like the game because it’s really girly, nice characters, the animations and I’ve always had a dream, and that is to go to LA and be famous!
What don’t you like?
Melaine: I don’t like how expensive everything is especially as energy runs out quick and you need stars to buy energy and they’re too expensive. I also don’t like that I don’t have my own private jet! Oh and the fact that one of the tasks ‘go on three dates’ doesn’t work; I’ve been on a bunch and it doesn’t even go up one! A lot of people have had this problem though.
Amy: I don’t like how long it takes for your energy to increase as it takes a whole five minutes just for one bolt and this means you can’t complete as many tasks during photo shoots/appearances as quickly as you’d like. I also don’t like the fact that you have to use an extreme amount of K Coins to just know somebody in the industry’s name!
Remy: That I have to wait for energy, I have to spent my money on stars, and that I don’t have a “make a sex tape to become famous “option [sarcasm].
Lena: I don’t like it when it takes a long time to get more energy, and that I am totally addicted! The clothes are also very expensive.
Is there anything you’ve spent real money on?
Melaine: I’ve spent about £20 to £30. It’s on energy, mostly. I’ve also bought some clothes.
Lena: I have never spent real money on the game, and I don’t think that I am gonna do it either
Is there anything else you’d like to say about the game?
Melaine: I love the idea she has came up with because it’s truly unique and props to her for going ahead with it!
Amy: The game really gives you an insight of how celebrities get to live as when you’re doing an appearance you get paid for just holding a drink or something else which is mint!
Remy: When do I actually become famous off this game?
Lena: sometimes, my friends want to watch me play because their thinks it is fun. I was never a huge fan of Kim, but I like her style and her clothes.