Parents' Guide to

Big Bang Mini

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Charming game about launching fireworks at magical things.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
Big Bang Mini Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Excellent game for all ages.

It's easy enough so that little kids can play, but also challenging in later levels for adults like me. There is nothing objectionable, and the graphics are gorgeous!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Created by a small, talented French design team, Big Bang Mini is a sleeper hit, and an artistic must-buy for anyone who enjoys fireworks with a Space Invaders and Galaga gaming twist. You may wish there were more levels that were more difficult; but that's only because you don't want the play to end. After you complete the arcade mode, you can play through again in mission mode, which asks you to complete a level within a specified period of time. It's a real challenge.

Another essential charm of Big Bang Mini is the artwork. Moving over Hong Kong, you'll witness all the sparkle and glamour of the metropolis. When the enemies appear overhead to shoot at you, you'll generally want to marvel at how uniquely they're drawn. While the game should have been longer, you'll surely enjoy this recession-priced fireworks game. After all, who hasn't wanted be the person who lights fireworks at the local Independence Day celebration?

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Southpeak Interactive
  • Release date: January 20, 2009
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate