Parents' Guide to

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cooperation and fun in a great preschool game.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 17+


the problem with this game is that it is not good at getting people to pay money for it oh and the huge amount of blood and and swearing and drugs

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 4+

Perfect for 4 year people and maybe 3

i'm a bit surprised about this game because i thought it would suck but it is actually a great game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (11):

This game is so good because it creates an inviting world to explore. Preschoolers will hear the original voice talents from the Dora the Explorer TV show and all directions are spoken or shown on screen. They will interact with the familiar characters of Map and Backpack, who help them along the way. When gaming, they can't fail, a key factor in good preschool video games. For example, when jumping from one moving cloud to another, you have to push the "2" button, but timing that push is irrelevant. It is impossible for Dora to fall off and get hurt.

The adventure stays fresh by constantly introducing new characters and new ways to use the Wii remote. Frequently, visual demos pop up in the corner of the screen to show kids what to do with the Wii remote. For example, when Dora's path is blocked by a pile of snow, a video shows kids how to hold the controller as if it were a broom to make a sweeping motion. Also good is the game's helper mode, where a parent or older sibling can join in with a second controller at crucial times. In addition to the adventure, kids can play race games cooperatively with a friend.

Game Details

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