Hello Kitty Party

Game review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Icon of cute offers little gamers a great mix of fun.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Friendship and cooperation are highlighted. The friends not only cook, sew, and play together, but clean up together as well.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Aside from one little bunny who likes to make a mess of other people's things, the characters are all friendly, cooperative folks. They have fun even when doing chores.

Ease of Play

The game controls are all very simple, well-designed for younger players. All 25 mini-games are also available from the start -- there's no need to win early games to "unlock" later ones.

Violence & Scariness

Hello Kitty and her friends can be found on hundreds of clothing and accessory products available at stores. However none of that is overtly promoted through the game or its packaging.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this adorable collection of mini-games is geared toward kids six and under (and does a very good job of reaching out to that demographic). The Hello Kitty brand has much wider appeal, however, with fans who range into the teens and beyond. Older kids will likely be left cold by this intentionally easy game.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 6-year-old Written byArianas grandma March 19, 2010

No reading required

This has been one of the easiest DSI games for my granddaughter to play because all of the instructions are audio. As a kindergartener, she can't read the... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old December 22, 2009
Wow This game seems awesome!!!!!!!! even though im like 11 already i want this game

What's it about?

In HELLO KITTY PARTY, the titular mouthless feline invites all of her friends to her place for a fun get-together. Kids join in through a set of 25 mini-games that include such activities as sending invitation, cutting dress patterns, food shopping, Cooking Mama-style food preparation, dancing, and playing dress-up.

Is it any good?

Very young gamers on the lookout for software that's not over their heads or beyond their abilities will find much satisfaction in Hello Kitty Party. The party-themed mini-games in this collection are incredibly simple (a few are actually over a bit too quickly, even for kindergartners) -- find the right vegetable in a produce stand, match a character to its silhouette, sort buttons into the right boxes, etc. They're generally set against time limits, though it's unlikely even young kids would have difficulty finishing the required tasks before time runs out. The time limits almost seem like they're added to give little ones the illusion of challenge more than an actual chance that they might lose. Hello Kitty Party is a great diversion for kindergartners and preschoolers new to gaming.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Kuromi, the mischievous rabbit who likes to play pranks on the others. He acts mean, yet he is always included in the friends' activities and still receives an invitation to Hello Kitty's party. Why do you think this is? Do you think Kuromi should be forgiven and kept as a friend?

  • Which of the 25 mini-games was your favorite and why?

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Price: $29.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Majesco
  • Release date: November 27, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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