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By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mesmerizing way to create art and music on the DS.

Game Nintendo DS 2006
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This is the creation of Toshio Iwai, the talent behind the 1996 award-winning SimTunes computer simulation game. It's a compelling playground in which to explore music. Playing with the plankton is fascinating because each of the 10 kinds produces music in different ways, and all of the music is accompanied by mesmerizing visuals.

Electroplankton will enthrall kids who enjoy exploring sights and sounds in an unstructured environment. It will not hold the interest of kids seeking structure and winning. A minor frustration is that kids can't save their compositions, nor can they combine two kinds of plankton. Nonetheless, this is a magical way to explore the components of music.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: February 23, 2006
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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