What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Galactic Taz Ball is an arcade-style game that pits Taz and the henchmen of Marvin the Martian in battles with violence roughly on par with Looney Tunes cartoons. It's single player only, and not particularly long.
What's it about?
In GALACTIC TAZ BALL, Taz is oblivious to Marvin the Martian's intent to steal Earth's landscape. Consequently, our hero unwittingly thwarts Marvin's scheme during his quest to find a giant chicken leg. This is a platform-based arcade-style game with 25 levels, each with items to collect as a means of determining player performance. There are multiple difficulty levels for players to set the challenge that is right for them.
Is it any good?
While Galactic Taz Ball has a decent number of levels and two distinctive world styles -- the Overworld and the Underworld -- there is not a lot of variety in the actual levels. Taz's motion is fun to control and it doesn't take long to achieve a level of comfort with the track ball movement scheme. The characters look good on the DS platform and Taz's antics are worth a smile or two.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the difference between depictions of violence in cartoons and live action entertainment. How do they differ? Why is it generally easier to stomach cartoon violence?
Families can also discuss how to solve puzzles in a manner that does not lead to frustration. If you get stuck on a puzzle do you want to quit playing?