Parents' Guide to

Etch A Sketch

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

A fun and refreshingly different puzzle game.

Game Windows, Mac 2008
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Other game modes include "Knobby's Bounce" (which resembles the classic "Arkanoid" or "Breakout" arcade games) and "Etch," where you use the four arrows to draw on the screen, and then save or print your creation. You can also email your drawing to someone -- right from within the game -- but when I sent myself an email with a crudely-drawn house, it never arrived in my inbox. The final mode is a "Color Sketch" art studio that lets you import your black and white drawings to color them and use other tools to dress them up. Great idea! A few pre-made pieces of art are included, too.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Freeze Tag
  • Release date: July 7, 2008
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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