What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Fairy Tale is a downloadable DSiware puzzle game in which players tap on blocks of the same color to remove them from a game board. The goal is to remove as many blocks as possible. Between levels, players can read through a comic book about a group of young fairies tasked with getting rid of an evil and powerful monster. The story is easy to read and comprehend, and teaches players the power of teamwork and self-confidence. The puzzles are very basic in nature and will not provide much of a challenge to older players, but should be fun for a younger audience.
What's it about?
A FAIRY TALE presents the classic feel-good story expected from a game with such a name, but with a new story adapted for modern audiences. The story is about a fairy's quest to restore peace to a forest that has become paralyzed by an evil creature. The message is similar to the classic tale of David and Goliath, in which small fairies grow to believe in themselves and realize when they put their minds to it, they can overcome a big evil. Along the way, players are faced with menacing storylines and scary moments about a haunted forest, but in the end, the focus is on teamwork and the power of good.
Is it any good?
The gameplay in A Fairy Tale is very easy and accessible. It's good fare for young gamers, but isn't meant to appeal to older players with experience playing games. In this game, the puzzles and actual gameplay take a back seat to the story. It's presented more as a digital storybook, with the puzzle gameplay thrown in as a secondary component. For those who are interested in fairytales, the game holds its weight. It delivers a strong, positive message for young children new to gaming.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the violence in the game, albeit very fantastical in nature. Why do you think the monster is terrorizing the forest?
Why is it better to work with others to solve a problem?
When have you felt you couldn't overcome a challenge?