Bird & Beans

Game review by
Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Simple, cute casual game from Nintendo's DSiWare collection.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a simple casual game from Nintendo's DSiWare collection. It is easy to learn and worth plenty of value at $2. The cute bird character should attract kids of any age.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bygiofrank April 20, 2009
Kid, 11 years old August 16, 2010

worth it

I have this on my dsi. I did not expect it to be as good as it was but after all it is worth it 200 points. It gets really boring after a while!
Kid, 7 years old April 18, 2009

What's it about?

Bird & Beans is a fun, simple casual game available as part of Nintendo's DSiWare lineup. The game first appeared under the name Pyoro in the GameBoy Advance title WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$. Players control Pyoro, a small bird with a very long tongue. The goal is to catch beans as they fall from the sky. The higher up the beans are, the more points players score. If a player gets hit by a bean, the game is over. Once players reach the high score of 10,000, a second game called Bird & Beans 2 appears. The premise is the same except the bird takes down beans by spitting seeds.

Is it any good?

Bird & Beans is an entertaining casual game best enjoyed in short spurts. The controls are very simple to pick up. The four-way directional pad moves Pyoro, while a button shoots out his tongue. Since the overall goal is reaching the highest score possible, there's always incentive to come back and top your previous endeavours. Keep in mind this is not a game meant for long hours of play. Bird & Beans can grow a bit tiresome after about 20 to 30 minutes. However, at $2, it's an incredible value.

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Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DSi
  • Price: $2.00
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Release date: April 5, 2009
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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