Finding Nemo

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Engaging software is in a league of its own.





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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that you shouldn't miss this one -- even if you don't see the movie! By guiding Nemo and Marlin, kids explore two spectacular underwater worlds and view clips from the movie.

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What's it about?

FINDING NEMO, which tracks the storyline of the Disney/Pixar movie, is in a league of its own. Players follow Nemo, a young clownfish, and his father, Marlin, when they become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo is captured by a scuba diver and ends up in an aquarium in a dentist's office.

Players switch between two parallel storylines: one under the ocean with Marlin, and the other inside the fish tank with Nemo. Under the ocean, Marlin desperately tries to find Nemo by swimming into unfamiliar waters rife with predators. Inside the dentist office's aquarium, Nemo and his fellow fish scheme to escape. Players collect items, solve problems, and play a series of arcade games that help Nemo and Marlin find each other.

Is it any good?


This software is a terrific way to enhance the movie experience. By guiding Nemo and Marlin, kids explore two spectacular underwater worlds and view clips from the movie. Players interact with a host of hilarious characters including Bruce, the great white shark, who has sworn off eating fish and joined Fish-A-Holics. Don't miss this one!

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about extending a movie to a video game. Do you like games that follow a movie's storyline, or do you like the video game to go in another direction? Why?

Game details

Platforms:Windows, Mac
Available online?Not available online
Release date:July 18, 2003
ESRB rating:E for (Mac, Windows)

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old September 27, 2009
stupid game.And why do they have slider puzzles?STUPID
What other families should know
Educational value
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

Nevr been so bord!

A very boring game! Dont get it!
Adult Written byjackg April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age


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