Parents' Guide to

American Girl Kit: Mystery Challenge!

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Doll-based mysteries aren't interactive enough.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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On the plus side, this is a game that requires children to read. And it automatically keeps track of testimony and physical clues you find. You must use logic to solve the mysteries because you have to charge someone and support your claim with three pieces of evidence.

But the negatives are plenty with the most glaring problem that you have no interactivity when talking to others. The narrative just rolls along without any input from you. And all this moving around with little of no interactivity gets boring quickly

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: June 30, 2008
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: March 16, 2020

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