Parents' Guide to

Big League Sports: Summer

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Simplistic, sports-themed party game is family friendly.

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Sadly, most of the activities in Big League Sports Summer are disposable. Players probably won’t be interested in simplistic games that involve kicking soccer balls at targets in a harbor or chipping golf balls onto a green for much longer than it takes to learn how to play them. There are, however, a few neat ideas mixed in with the duds. Throwing footballs at stacks of blocks to knock them over reminded us of Boom Blox, and having our tennis avatar act as a human paddle in a giant pinball machine is undeniably clever. Unfortunately, even these novel games are too short and shallow to be much more than brief distractions. Multi-player tournaments help extend the game’s length a smidgeon, but still don’t justify its inordinately high $39.99 price tag.

Platform notes:

Nintendo DS: The handheld version is similar in look and design to its console-based sibling, but many of the games are different (for example: a puzzle game called “golf darts” replaces putting and chipping challenges). It’s not much better, but we give it an extra half of a star simply because, at $19.99, it represents a much better deal.

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