Parents' Guide to

Danger Mouse: The Danger Games

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Simple, fun endless runner has console/mobile competition.

Game Nintendo Switch 2018
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This endless runner will entice younger fans of the titular cartoon, but older fans of the show will find it a bit lacking. In Danger Mouse: The Danger Games, the Britannia Rodentia version of James Bond competes in a game show where he has to run a series of obstacle course races. While constantly moving forward, Danger Mouse has to jump over boxes, slide under barriers, change lanes, use a shrink ray to clear his path, and deal with other obstacles. There are even times when he has to pickax his way through a Minecraft-looking brick. All of which he does while competing against other real people, either online or via split-screen.

As for what's been added to this console edition, no only does this boast a four-player split-screen option, but you can also play with a friend split-screen while competing against two online racers. You can even compete against players of the mobile version. But even with these new options, the gameplay is very easy. Fans of the original cartoon -- the ones who watched it back in the '80s -- will find the action simplistic and the tracks redundant. But then, it's really targeting younger kids. This is why, after older gamers drop out, younger devotees of this cartoon and game will still be having fun running their way through Danger Mouse: The Danger Games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: 9th Impact
  • Release date: September 21, 2018
  • Genre: Racing
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: E for No Descriptors
  • Last updated: September 19, 2021

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