Disney Stitch Jam Game Poster Image

Disney Stitch Jam

(i)

 

Rhythm game features Disney’s hyperactive blue alien.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The purpose of the game is have fun with musical rhythms.

Positive role models

Our hero is an alien once believed to be villainous but who now strives to do the right thing. He does use a small amount of violence to bump enemies from his path, but it’s not the focus of his actions or the game.

Ease of play

With multiple difficulty levels, this game will help early grade schoolers find some success while older children will be challenged on the more difficult settings.

Violence & scariness

Stitch jumps up and knocks over some of the enemies in his path, but it’s difficult to tell just how he does it. Tackling is perhaps the best description. No characters are ever killed or permanently injured; it’s more of a cartoonish whacking and knocking-out sort of thing.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This game features characters originally made popular in Disney’s Lilo and Stitch movie.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Disney Stitch Jam is a rhythm game for kids that features a modicum of violence. The titular alien often pushes and tackles his enemies, knocking them out of his way. No characters ever seem permanently injured; the tone of the game is upbeat, and our hero’s quest is noble. Note that while the game is offline only, players can access DGamer, Disney’s online community for kids.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

DISNEY STITCH JAM is a rhythm game for children. Players indirectly control Disney’s hyperactive but lovable blue alien as he slowly moves through various settings, including jungles, towns, and even space, by either tapping the onscreen cues that pop up in rhythm with the game’s music or pressing the corresponding buttons. Miss notes, and Stitch will lose health and eventually fall over and pass out. Hit them all and you’ll build up massive combos. There are ten levels in the story mode, plus a co-operative stage for players to try via local download play. There are also a couple of unlockable modes that allow players to try playing as other characters in the game and make some of the story mode stages more challenging.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The rhythm-based action is polished and fun. Both control schemes are responsive and forgiving, which should ensure minimal player frustration, and the trio of difficulty settings means both younger and older kids should be properly and adequately challenged. And it looks and sounds great. Stitch and his friends animate like cartoons, the three-dimensional backgrounds they inhabit are lush and detailed, and the music, composed of a mixture of slower and faster paced upbeat ditties, is a pleasure.

The only significant problem is brevity. With just ten stages, experienced young gamers could finish the story mode and have their fill of the unlockable modes in a single day. Still, the fun rhythm-based play and multiple difficulty levels makes the story mode highly replayable. Plus, it only costs $19.99.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about music and games. Do you enjoy games that revolve around matching beats and notes? Do you think people with an aptitude for music fare better, or are music games usually equally accessible to people who aren’t involved in music in other parts of their lives?

  • Families can also discuss whether this game could have been just as much fun had it featured unrecognizable personalities as opposed to licensed characters. Does Stitch and his universe add anything meaningful and unique to the experience?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
Price:$19.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:Disney Interactive
Release date:March 23, 2010
Genre:Music and Dance
ESRB rating:E for Comic Mischief

This review of Disney Stitch Jam was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

For kids who love music and rhythm games

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.