Animal Genius (DS)

Game review by Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Talking DS game is fun romp with animals.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Great for a first gaming experience

My son loves this game and is able to play all of the games as it asks the questions out loud. I would love to find another game similar to this for him as he enjoys it so much. He just turned 4 at it is exactly the right level for him

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Educational value
not rated for age

Good introductory game for children

My 5 year old son loved this Nintendo DS game, but he acquired all 25 animals in three days. As this was his first "gaming" experience, it was not very challenging. "Maze Munch" is the only questionable content (i.e., lions eat/pounce on zebras...no blood), but my son did not want to play the maze games where his character was chased (i.e, grouper catches/eats clown fish, fox catches skunk)...also, some intimidating music with the grouper/clown fish. Very educational...lots of fun animal facts...very enjoyable!

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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