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Parents' Guide to

Go Diego Go: Safari Rescue

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Preschoolers get their own "wild" Wii game.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 4+

Great Game they can do by themselves, Great game.

I love this game for my 4 year old - he can do the whole thing by himself and gets him moving even though he is playing a video game. I actually have the 'dinosaur rescue' game, but am sure they are similar. It is a short game, but I think that is perfect for his attention span and I don't want it to be long - I don't want him to be playing a video game all day. He also doesn't seem to mind and plays it over and over again. I love it.
age 18+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a great Wii game for little kids because it's based on in-home research conducted by Nickelodeon that looked at how preschoolers could best use the Wii controllers. The game incorporates 13 Wii-centric motions that are easily learned by preschoolers because they mimic motions done in real life. If you want to swim across a lake, you make a swimming motion with you arms. To help some water buffalo grow back horns that the magician has taken away, you hold the Wii remote in one hand as you place your hands on the side of your head. Then you stretch out your arms and put them back on your head, repeating this motion until the horns have grown back. You can also mimic digging, flapping your ears like an elephant, waddling like a hippo, playing a drum, and much more.

Unlike other video games, kids can't fail when playing this game. For example, no timing is required to grab hold of a rope that is swinging by: You simply push the "2" button. And once airborne, you can't fall -- you just keep swinging until you hit the "2" button again. Plus, parents can join in if little ones are struggling by grabbing a second Wii remote. For example, when kids are helping Diego blow up a hot air balloon by pumping their arms up and down, if someone joins in with a second remote, the speed of the pumping increases and fun animations appear. The game also has two-person games that are cooperative, not competitive.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 2K Play
  • Release date: February 12, 2008
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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