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Parents' Guide to

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Toy-and-cartoon spinoff provides surprisingly brainy fun.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Not as good as the first one but good

This was the first game I played with Bakugan. It was a good game that I got because it is a strategy with RPG elements and I chose it originally over the first one because I didn't realize the first one had a better RPG experience. Overall this one ranks at 3rd best out of the 4 games. I own all of them in my DS collection so I can say that it's not the best but it's not the worst merchandise associated game (that dishonor goes to Kung Zhu).
age 14+

djk rockz bbyz

umm i love it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Kids who are already in love with Bakugan will be easily thrilled by Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer. But this game can be just as fun and exciting for players new to Bakugan world. The game can be played -- and won -- with simple strategic planning, as each battle is based on pitting the right creatures against one another and playing the right bonus cards at the right times. But being easy does not mean you sacrifice the fun. As you gain more Bakugan, your strategic options increase and the game becomes automatically deeper and more multi-leveled. The ability to train your Bakugan and earn them new powers allows for customization, variety, and even more chances for tactical planning. The biggest flaw with this particular game is that it's for solo players only -- Bakugan is inherently a multiplayer concept, so it feels like a loss to not even have a two-player option here.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: March 29, 2010
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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