Parents' Guide to

Jake Power: Policeman

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fun, accessible action game for young children.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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If police officers fascinate your children but they're still too young to play games in which crime fighters are engaged in truly dangerous activities, then Jake Power: Policeman is a good stopgap. Its fast-paced action manages the tricky feat of feeling exciting without containing any violence. Plus, the mini-games are both simple to understand and highly intuitive, letting kids pick up the game and start playing with minimal frustration.

However, activities do get more difficult as the game progresses. Tasks remain the same but there is less time in which to complete them, meaning players must work faster and make fewer mistakes. It could prove irritating for younger children who simply can't react quickly enough to, say, tap all of the burglars or ladder rungs before time expires. It's unfortunate that Ubisoft did not include a mode that eliminated the timer altogether, allowing the game's youngest players to simply keep playing until they finish each mini-game. That one beef aside, Jake Power: Policeman is a great early interactive experience for beginner gamers -- especially those who want to be police officers when they grow up.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: February 17, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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