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Discovery Kids: Spider Quest

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Kids collect and play with creepy crawlers in pet sim game.

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Younger kids just learning to read will need a little help with this game as there are no voice overs and all instructions are presented in text. Also words such as "Hygrometry" and "Vivarium" may need to be explained. The creepy critters in the game are not simply creepy-crawlies, they are also venomous and kids are taught how to "handle" them with the stylus. The game makes use of both the stylus and the microphone and offers a nice variety in the mini-games so that kids will be entertained. The spiders will attack other creatures that stand in the way of their food and kids choose attacks and play a mini-game in targeting their opponents. As a semi-pet simulation, the game is simple and a refreshing departure from the cat and dog pet simulation games that dominate the market. Kids fascinated by creepy crawlies now have a safe virtual way to keep them in their pocket.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Release date: November 18, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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