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Dreamer Series: Teacher

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Teacher simulation does lousy job of showing the job.

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The Dreamer Series is supposed to be a line of career sims for girls, but Teacher really misses the mark. No educating takes place in the game. As detailed above, the teacher's time is spent either playing with children, scolding them, or tending to their needs like a babysitter. While it's not necessarily a bad thing to include music and dance classes, it is a big negative to have those be the only classes. As this is a "girl game," it seems to say that those two subjects are the only ones girls would be interested in. The mini-games that make up the teacher's day tend go on for way too long -- 90 seconds can seem like an eternity when it's spent performing the same mundane motion over and over. And even if you are managing to enjoy those mini-games, the game ends after one five-day school week.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Dreamcatcher
  • Release date: September 9, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for no descriptors
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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