A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Wilbur helps his animal friends.
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This game is based on the movie license.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this computer game is based on the 2006 movie Charlotte's Web. It's a different game than the Charlotte's Web for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. The game offers a series of fun, mentally challenging games, but the onscreen instructions can sometimes be incomplete; refer to the manual. A nice feature is that the game uses the voice of Dominic Scott Kay for Wilbur, the same actor whose voice is heard in the movie.
Is It Any Good?
While the movie tie-in will draw kids to this software, the playability will keep them coming back. These games are an enticing combination of simple logic games, logic puzzles, and learning games. Kids will find a variation of the game where you pop matching colored balloons -- but this time they are popping colored spider eggs to help them hatch. They must move bales of hay within a maze to open up a path, find words in a spider web full of letters, and collect rings on a bumper-car rink by driving into others.
The game is best suited to kids ages 7 to 12. While younger kids could succeed at some of the games, others will frustrate them -- and they won't be able to unlock all the game's content. A minor weakness is that the onscreen instructions are sometimes insufficient. For those looking for a more traditional action platformer game, turn to Charlotte's Web for Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.
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