Dora the Explorer TV Games

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Game with Dora without buying a console system.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Kids must take turns in multi-player mode.

Violence & Scariness
Language
Consumerism

These are games featuring TV character Dora the Explorer.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these games offer no objectionable content and encourage a variety of skills, such as logic, hand-eye coordination, and cooperation. The games also can help teach kids some of the basic mechanics of video games, such as how to jump over objects and how to jump up onto others. The graphics are grainy and the games don't have much depth, but for an additional $10, parents can add more content to this self-contained system.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAdriana April 9, 2008
Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

boring

i hate it it is so boring
Kid, 11 years old April 13, 2009

dfnjvjkb

This was actually fun for once. Me and my brothers would try to lose on purpose. We'd have two games hooked up to the TV's, and we'd be right nex... Continue reading
Kid, 5 years old February 5, 2009

i have brother with autism

I am very nice and kind hearted person. I love to eat sing and love dora the explorer

What's it about?

With DORA THE EXPLORER TV GAMES from Jakks Pacific, parents simply plug the Dora controller into their TV or VCR, and five different games appear on the television. From the Game Select Menu, kids can play an electronic board game called \"Race to Play Park,\" which incorporates four mini-games, or they can select each Mini game separately. The theme of the electronic board game is a race to beat Swiper the Fox to the Play Park. Kids take turns moving over the board and, during each turn, they play a memory activity and one of the four Mini games.

Is it any good?

While the graphics in these games are grainy and the controls are a little spongy, the price is right. For $19.99, kids get five fun Dora games, two of which are educational. And by adding the Dora GameKey for $9.99, kids can unlock exciting additional content. These games are a good way to introduce young children to the strategies found in video games.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Swiper the Fox is always causing Dora trouble. They can also talk about taking turns.

Game details

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