Game review by Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Charming, smile-worthy adventure for young players.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 6+

A little bit scary for 5-year-olds

My 5 year old was showing interest in games so we decided to see what was available on ps4 for kids his age. Online reviews said this game was “too easy” and very derivative of some older Mario games which was fine with me so we got it. It has 1-4 players so we were able to play with our 5 year old. He likes the puzzles and learning basic platforming skills, he loves the characters etc. I don’t think it’s too easy for a young child. Although most areas if you fall you can just keep trying again, he regularly needs to repeat things until he gets them right and is definitely learning some skills. Unfortunately he actually he finds the game stressful. There are only a few “bad guys” and no major consequences if you get hit/stung but he finds the bees/scorpions and the idea of “losing lives” terrifying. We’ve used it as a teaching moment about things that are pretend and just for fun, but after two levels he’s decided he wants a break because it’s too scary. I think in a year or two he would be fine with it. He’s not generally a super fearful child but controlling a character who is being attacked is too much for him.
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age 5+

Poorly Designed Controls and View of Characters

This is for the Nintendo Switch version. Be aware that the Common Sense Media rating for Ease of Play does not address the poorly designed controls. One of the issues is that the controls are not very forgiving. Slightly off on a jump? Often your character falls back to the ground and you have to climb back. When you're ready to try a jump onto a platform and another character moves your view changes right when trying to make a jump successfully. Your view of the character is also poorly designed. It too often swings around and can cause you to fall, again. The poor controls and poorly designed view proved very frustrating for a 5-year-old and 7-year-old playing with one adult. I cannot recommend this game.

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