Parents' Guide to

American Girl: Mia Goes for Great

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Doll character stars in sweet skating adventure.

Game Windows 2008
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Mia Goes for Great is a gentle, sweet computer adventure for girls. The game models good life lessons by having Mia prepare and work hard for a goal. She learns to handle and eventually win over the "mean" girl. When her family can't afford her new costume, she takes on a part-time job. The game also requires Mia to go to the library to research various questions; and the librarian will be heard reminding Mia that: "School is more important than sports."

The game is set against a beautiful backdrop of snowy landscapes and detailed interiors. However, this game suffers a little from presenting such a small world to explore. While girls won't get lost, they might get tired of returning to the same places over and over again. Also, the game does not automatically save when you quit; so make sure to actively hit "Save" so that you don't lose your game's progress.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: February 6, 2008
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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