Parents' Guide to

Brain Quest: Grades 3 & 4

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Grade-specific learning made fun on DS.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Great game

This is a great game, some of the questions are a bit difficult, but it teaches the kids. My son does not choose to play on his own though, I kind of have to make him play it, so not one that the kids will be overjoyed to play but still they are learning.
age 8+

Great Game!

I bought this for my son because it was the youngest age available for DS (has younger grades available for ipods), he usually can do most 2nd grade brain quest games, this is more challenging but you can select 3rd grade only (or combination or 4th grade only), It is a great game-- educational but lots of fun! Love the sudoku option also. Would get a 1-2 grade one in a heart beat!

Is It Any Good?

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

What makes this educational game so much fun to explore is that the presentation of the questions is polished, varied, and interesting. The questions show up in the following formats: multiple choice, select an image, matching, sorting, fill-in-the-blank, word builder (add a letter to the beginning of a word to change into another word), and crossout (cross out a letter in a misspelled word). Kids answer all these questions by using the DS stylus and its touch-sensitive screen; and as they succeed, the game celebrates and awards them accolades. Plus while they are playing, they will hear uplifting funky music which contributes to the feeling that learning can be fun.

Brain Quest cards have always been popular with families, particularly when traveling. But those cards are always more fun when played with others. With this videogame version, playing by yourself becomes more entertaining, especially when playing in the Story Mode. But, don't expect a deep storyline or face-paced gameplay because at its heart, this is still flashcards, just with a techie appeal.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: September 30, 2008
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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