Parents' Guide to

Iron Man 2 (DS)

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Movie-game with lots of explosions but violence is cartoony.

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The Nintendo DS version of Iron Man 2 is arguably better than its console counterparts. The graphics may be no comparison, but the control schemes make more sense and are easier to handle. The game is a 2-D side-scrolling adventure, as opposed to a third-person shooter like the other Iron Man 2 games, but the gameplay experience doesn't suffer for it. In this DS version, Iron Man zips speedily through the air like the high-flying superhero we know and love. The somewhat complex story, while it must be read (there is no voice over), is more easily followed. There are nice features that allow you to upgrade your armor suits and find a secret collection of hidden comic book covers as you play. But mostly, this DS version is a better choice for younger Iron Man fans. It makes sense that a game based on a PG-13 movie might have mild language and violence in it, as the console versions do, but it's nice that there's a somewhat more palatable version for the younger superhero lovers we all know are out there.

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