Bratz Super Babyz

Game review by
Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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A mediocre game starring lipstick-wearing babies

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

If you can get around the inappropriate makeup, hair, and jewelry of these toddlers, the game's objectives consist primarily of helping people and animals. The Bratz stop a bully, find lost objects, and feed their pets.

Violence & Scariness
Language
Consumerism

This game is part of the Bratz franchise and based on the Bratz Super Babyz DVD movie. It's worth noting that the Bratz' notorious obsession with materialism doesn't really come up in the story mode of this game, though players can unlock new accessories and outfits for a dress-up mini-game.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this game is based on the Bratz brand of toys for kids and that it's a direct tie-in with the 2007 DVD movie Bratz Super Babyz. Note, too, that the baby Bratz -- very young girls who toddle around in sleepers and have glamorous hair, makeup, and earrings --are a bit creepy, and send a misleading message to younger players about how they should look. While the Bratz characters have a reputation for being obsessed with fashion and consumerism, the primary objectives in this game are refreshingly altruistic in nature: players run errands for neighbors, find lost animals, and prevent other kids from being bullied. Unfortunately, the difficulty of tasks in the game is wildly inconsistent. Players should have at least a second- or third-grade reading level to be able to read and comprehend the game's text dialog, which contains vital mission instructions.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Teen, 13 years old Written bysuper movie reviewer January 4, 2010
i havent even played this game and already i know it's bad. I mean first of all i hate the brats. And second theses toddlers are are wearing very inapropre... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

I cried! ilaughed "too"!

i think that the games are awesome for kids my kids have.

What's it about?

Based on the 2007 film of the same name, BRATZ SUPER BABYZ stars four toddler girls who come into possession of various super powers, including the ability to fly. Players control each of the Bratz in turn, guiding them to complete four separate missions in each of six chapters. Most of the action is set in free-to-roam 3-D settings, including their grandmother's neighborhood and a carnival in the Adventure Universe. But players are occasionally pulled out of the area they're currently exploring to play a variety of short mini-games.

Is it any good?

With their puffy, glossy lips and oversized celebrity hair, the dolled-up baby dolls that headline this game are somewhat disturbing and provide young girls with inappropriate ideas about how they may want to make themselves look. That said, their behavior is actually quite commendable. Most missions see them helping animals and people, like one in which the player must find a carrot to feed a lost bunny, and another that has players throwing rubber ducks at a bully to get him to leave another kid alone.

Unfortunately, the game suffers from inconsistent levels of difficulty. Some missions involve little more than running a quick errand (in essence, moving a Bratz character from point A to point B) while others, such as a dungeon-like maze filled with traps and secret bridge switches, require advanced problem-solving skills. Worsening matters, the game is buggy. The camera sometimes swings through walls and into buildings and objective markers occasionally fail to appear on the map. We even encountered one instance in which a required item simply disappeared, forcing us to quit the game and restart the mission.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about helping others. You can discuss the importance of being ready to lend a hand when people need your help (but that you shouldn't help strangers unless your parents are with you and give their permission). The game may also spur a discussion about age appropriateness concerning makeup, accessories, and glamorous hairdos.

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS
  • Price: $29.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: THQ
  • Release date: February 26, 2008
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E

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