Parents' Guide to

Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Quirky but fun gridiron sim played with dogs and humans.

Game Nintendo Wii, Windows 2011
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

My whole family actually enjoys playing this together - Nuff Said!

This is one of the few games my daughter and son will play together, and, more so, one of the few games I like playing with them! My wife even watches and has a laugh. But, I am a football fan, so for me, I love the idea that my kids are getting into the game with me, even if it's through a different view point. Thumbs up for being a great family game! Need more of these!!!
age 6+

For the Family, with great values, morals, and fun for all ages and skill levels

If you have a mix of family members or friends whom love football, and those who find it a bore, this game brings them together for fun times while giving the non-football folks a bit of love for the game. You may also notice that the characters appear to be an even mix of female and male offerings, and in appropriate expressions, making this a product supporting equality and moral values, which is quite hard to find in sport games. And as an adult, you will find that the game is robust enough for the skilled player, yet forgiving and simple for the non-skilled player (of any age), such that all skill levels can enjoy the game together. Given that Wii Sports has had a long run, this is the new family Wii game of choice in the house.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There are definitely some puns that are groan-worthy, and some animations that last a little longer than necessary, but Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football is not targeting the die-hard Madden fans; rather, this is a football sim game for kids. It focuses on kids having fun (there are playing with dogs as teammates!) in a manner that will appeal to younger players. The graphics are not stellar, and the audio seems a little too piecemeal at times (Jerry Rice's voice goes into a monotone and lacks any sincerity), but the game does teach the basics of football and aims solidly at having fun.

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