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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Interest in science (and paleontology specifically) is encouraged through play.
Positive Role Models
The game serves as a good role model in the way it encourages young kids to be interested in science, and the energetic, invigorating narration helps a lot in that respect.
Ease of Play
Everything from instructions to dinosaur facts is presented in both written and spoken forms. Some of the mini-games can actually be quite challenging, but there are three levels of difficulty on most of them.
Violence & Scariness
Some mini-games involve dinosaurs fighting one another. In one, your dino will hit others to defend its eggs. In another, you will be a carnivore fighting against another aggressive dino. Damage to a dinosaur is depicted by a red "blast" icon appearing over the creature and a "health bar" depleting.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Digging for Dinosaurs is a fun and informative game that lets kids take on the role of both paleontologist and dinosaur. There are a few moments of violence during games in which a dinosaur must fight for its food or protect its young from predators, but nothing is depicted in a realistic or graphic manner.
Is It Any Good?
Kids who love dinosaurs tend to REALLY love dinosaurs, and those kids will also love this game. Digging for Dinosaurs is a great package, with a very neat touchscreen method for unearthing fossils and reconstructing skeletons. It's got loads of interesting dino facts, including some neat new tidbits that even your obsessive dino lover probably hasn't heard yet. And it's got a slew of exciting and challenging mini-games. The game is labeled as being for ages 5 to 8, but kids on the lower end of that range might have difficulty with some of the mini-games.
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