Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know is rated "Everyone 10+" primarily for mild, cartoon-like violence. Players can use a sword or other melee weapons (such as fists and feet) to take down enemies in dungeons. There is no blood or gore in the game. There's also some "comic mischief" in the form of a gassy, flatulence weapon.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
Thinking & Reasoning
- applying information
- achieving goals
- time management
- meeting challenges together
What Kids Can Learn
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
It's certainly not the best game of the year, but younger fans of the TV series should enjoy slaying enemies together with up to three siblings or friends in front of the same television or computer screen (note: the Nintendo 3DS game is virtually the same but without the multiplayer element). Choosing to play as your favorite character from the show -- such as stretchy Jake or brave Finn -- is a blast, though there's a bit of redundancy between the dungeons, and the game's pixelated "retro" visuals won't appeal to everyone. As you work toward saving Candy Kingdom, gamers also can unlock a ton of extra content, new characters and abilities, and some secrets along the way. Silly and quirky like the TV show it's based on, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know isn't a bad co-op adventure -- especially for the relatively low price of admission.
Families can talk about...
Does mild violence in a video game make kids more violent in real life? Or does this fantastic, cartoon-like setting distance itself enough from the real world? Parents might consider reading CSM's report entitled Media and Violence: An Analysis of Current Research.
Did you play this game because you like the TV show on which it's based?
|Platforms:||Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360|
|Price:||$39.99 ($29.99 for Nintendo 3DS)|
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Developer:||D3Publisher of America|
|Release date:||December 3, 2013|
|Topics:||Adventures, Brothers and sisters, Cats, dogs, and mice, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires|
|ESRB rating:||E10+ for Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief |