Dora the Explorer TV Games

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Game with Dora without buying a console system.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Kids must take turns in multi-player mode.

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Consumerism

These are games featuring TV character Dora the Explorer.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that these games offer no objectionable content and encourage a variety of skills, such as logic, hand-eye coordination, and cooperation. The games also can help teach kids some of the basic mechanics of video games, such as how to jump over objects and how to jump up onto others. The graphics are grainy and the games don't have much depth, but for an additional $10, parents can add more content to this self-contained system.

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What's it about?

With DORA THE EXPLORER TV GAMES from Jakks Pacific, parents simply plug the Dora controller into their TV or VCR, and five different games appear on the television. From the Game Select Menu, kids can play an electronic board game called "Race to Play Park," which incorporates four mini-games, or they can select each Mini game separately. The theme of the electronic board game is a race to beat Swiper the Fox to the Play Park. Kids take turns moving over the board and, during each turn, they play a memory activity and one of the four Mini games.

Is it any good?

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While the graphics in these games are grainy and the controls are a little spongy, the price is right. For $19.99, kids get five fun Dora games, two of which are educational. And by adding the Dora GameKey for $9.99, kids can unlock exciting additional content. These games are a good way to introduce young children to the strategies found in video games.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Swiper the Fox is always causing Dora trouble. They can also talk about taking turns.

Game details

Platforms:Plug and Play TV games
Price:$19.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Jakks Pacific Inc
Release date:February 28, 2006
Genre:Preschool
ESRB rating:E for (Plug and Play TV games)

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Kid, 11 years old Written byhappypachirisu April 13, 2009
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This was actually fun for once. Me and my brothers would try to lose on purpose. We'd have two games hooked up to the TV's, and we'd be right next to each other, trying to go slowly as possible.

Kid, 5 years old February 5, 2009
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i have brother with autism

I am very nice and kind hearted person. I love to eat sing and love dora the explorer

Kid, 7 years old February 2, 2009
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