Parents' Guide to

Hungry Red Planet

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Terrific software for home as well as school.

Game Windows 2003
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Was one of the kids who played the original as a beta tester!

My goodness, I don't know why I looked this up again after all these years, I simply adored this game! I used to live in Beltsville, Maryland and while I did the developer came to my town and I was one of the lucky test group that got to play this game raw! From what I remember about it, this game was pretty darn good thought the lesson the game taught took a back seat to my gamer mentality I spent many long hours into the night playing on the game even long after I'd been told to go to bed.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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

If you have children who think soda is a healthy breakfast, give them this game and you may find them reaching for the orange juice instead. This clearly educational simulation impressed our kid-testers because it was so much fun. They confessed to learning a tremendous amount about nutrition. Featuring excellent tutorials and a Nutrition Reference, Hungry Red Planet is terrific software for the home as well as for schools.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Health Media Lab
  • Release date: July 21, 2003
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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