Parents' Guide to

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Magical preschool adventure is perfect starter game for Wii.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+


holy crap horrible lanague

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 3+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (8):

Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom is a great preschool game. The controls are perfect for preschoolers because all they have to do is hold the controller sideways and then tilt it in the direction they want Dora or Boots to go. Plus, there is always some new big motion to do like swinging the remote above your head to create big brush stokes on the screen to re-color the world. And the game has some learning found in the solve-the-problem games with Backpack. Within the adventure, kids will also help Dora identify shapes, colors, and sizes.

This is a great game to use to introduce preschoolers to gaming because it creates a no-fail environment. It introduces kids to the concepts of video game platforming, but never lets them fail. For example, while you will learn to make Dora jump across the tops of dancing flowers, timing is never really an issue and Dora can never fall off. Also good is the way a parent can help by using a second controller.

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