Parents' Guide to

Funky Barn

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Time-management game provides fun but limited experience.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2012
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

A masterpiece.

If you own a Wii U, you must purchase this gem of a video game, you start of as a simple farmer, As the farmer, you must look after your animals as the good farmer he is, but if you are not good to your animals, they leave you in search of another life, this could cause depression in your child, that is why I believe this game is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16.

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Funky Barn offers all that can be expected from a time management game. It introduces players with a level that provides enough variety to get them hooked right away. Funky Barn then ratchets up the difficulty one notch every level, making it an addicting experience where players don't quit if they lose a level, but instead, try again. That being said, it would have been nice to see a little more variety among the different levels. Once players are empowered enough to master the organization of the different barn animals, there is nowhere else for them to advance. Having a set of secondary tasks to make the game more challenging -- and more rewarding -- would have given this game a deeper level of "replayability." Once players complete every level there is little reason to play again, and because the difficulty level reaches its apex after only a few levels, completing every level is not as rewarding an experience as it is in other time management games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Subjects: Hobbies : collecting
  • Skills: Self-Direction : time management, work to achieve goals, working efficiently
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Release date: November 18, 2012
  • Genre: Time Management
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 26, 2016

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