Parents' Guide to

Bluey: The Videogame

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Interact with favorite canine family in fun but simple game.

The cover art for Bluey: The Videogame, showing the main characters from the animated Australian TV show.

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age 6+

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age 2+

age 18+

Bluey, More Like Boo-ey 🤦‍♀️☹😡🤬

After hearing Rave about Bluey I decided to buy the game for my 3 year old son, Hudson, He's quite the little gamer😊. But when I got to gamestop the characters on the cover were not wearing any clothes, Which is not appropriate. I decided to look past it because they are dogs, but when the game installed you were forced into the tutorial where the cast was stuck on Earth-2. I had to sit down and play through the whole game just to see if it's appropriate. The death animations in this game are very imaginative 🤢 I failed the first mission and Bluey's head blew up, and to add salt on the wound it called me a word I am too afraid to even type out. All in all, Bluey is only appropriate if you are a hardened marine and it's still disgusting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (2 ):

So long as you have realistic expectations of a game based on a kids show, you'll no doubt appreciate Ludo Studio's and Outright Games' BLUEY: THE VIDEOGAME, an interactive adventure for young players (and/or their parents). The beauty of the game is that it also appeals to parents as it does to kids, allowing families to share their love for gaming in a very introductory way. The dialog and actions of dog mum and dad, Chilli and Bandit, are about managing the stress and pride of watching their canine offspring learn a life lesson. Right off the bat, the faithful visual look of Bluey will be appreciated, as you select your character, rendered in a 3-D space, such as one of the dogs in the Heeler family. You'll use a controller to move your character around, solve simple puzzles, collect items, and explore the world -- as you also aim to unlock new costumes, stickers, playable episodes, and locations. Be aware you can't use a mouse and keyboard in the PC (Steam) version, as you'll need a game controller to play. The animation may not be as smooth as the television show, but little kids probably won't notice the difference. Plus, the game features voices from the English speaking cast of the show, including Dad, Bandit (David McCormack) and Mum, Chilli (Melanie Zanetti), along with smart writing from those who work on the show, as well. While its four episodes won't take more than a couple of hours to complete for more advanced gamers, the quality makes up for the (lack of) quantity in Bluey: The Videogame and it's a great intro for new young gamers. It's a good stab at letting fans be part of this popular kids show -- with familiar characters, voices, locations, and storylines -- and so it should be a welcomed and gratifying interactive cartoon for the entire family.

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