Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom - Rainbow Ride

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Lackluster Dora app may be mildly diverting for some kids.

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Ease of play

The app is designed to be very easy for young children to use. Gameplay involves nothing more difficult than tilting your iPhone. From your device settings, you can slow the pace of the game for younger children. 

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Consumerism

The app is a tie-in to the popular Dora the Explorer cartoon, and specifically tied to the Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom mini-movie available on DVD.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom - Rainbow Ride is basically a simple, single-task arcade game. The entirety of the game involves Dora sliding down a rainbow as you tilt your device in order to have her catch colored gems as she goes. There's also a coloring book section, in which kids color pictures by merely tapping a section of the illustration and letting the colors fill in by themselves. Do not expect a fleshed-out story and multiple mini-games, as you will find in other Dora apps.

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There's very little going on in DORA SAVES THE CRYSTAL KINGDOM - RAINBOW RIDE. Kids might enjoy collecting crystals as they slide down the rainbow chute, but the game never changes. The course selection screen is somewhat misleading in showing eight different choices, but the only thing different about each is the color of the crystals. And you only need to finish one course to finish the game. The coloring book feature may add some value, but it has problems of its own. For one thing, you can only tap areas to fill them with colors -- there's no freehand coloring. And it's actually made too easy by the inclusion of a rainbow gem that will automatically fill in the "correct" color for you. It offers kids a way to color the page without needing an ounce of creativity.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$2.99
Release date:May 4, 2011
Category:Kids Games
Size:75.90 MB
Publisher:Nickelodeon
Version:1.6
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Parent Written bymrporkface11 October 19, 2011
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Don't do it!

This is by far the goriest and most sexual game I have ever played. You play a character named Dora, who has a drunken sidekick named Boots. Dora needs to use steroids in order to destroy this evil alien that looks VERY FRIGHTENING, and she does this by majorly extreme force. She gets a huge 82-U8 Tank and destroys the monster, as Boots gets very drunk and chews a lot of tobacco. Dora shows a lot of cleavage throughout this game, and there is a lot of prostitution. Some U***W words can be heard, as well as a lot of YY7*** and even several cases of CURTAINFH***Z and **bz. Privacy is a huge issue, as they need to know the exact address of you, as well as which room in your house you sleep in. Product placement is everywhere. Several supporting characters are killed because they didn't waste every penny they had on colorful pictures of pandas. This game is a major encouragement for your kids to waste money, swear, and act very aggressive.
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