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By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Mega teen band's likeability gets lost in lackluster game.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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On the surface, it sounds like a game that has promise: a story about a widely popular band, music games featuring their music, and mini-games. But it isn't anything special. The story mode is superficial, full of inane dialogue including whining about not being able to use their limo or private jet because they are trying to "keep it real." It includes uncomfortable gameplay like having to walk to school while avoiding overzealous fans who tear the brothers' clothes off. The music games are, at times, too easy, and then become too hard. And the minigame of washing dishes, just doesn't fit.

Fans of the Jonas Brothers band are loyal, and for them, just getting to interact with cartoon versions of Nick, Joe, and Kevin on their DS is enough. They will like playing the musical games to some of the hit songs from the TV show including "Keepin It Real" and "Live to Party." And dressing up their favorite pop stars in clothes typical of what they wear will also appeal to tween girl fans. On stage and in their TV show, the Jonas Brothers natural likeability comes across, but unfortunately, with this written dialogue, it is missing. Rent this one before you buy it.

Online interaction: This game uses D-Gamer where kids can log on to this special site, create an avatar, and chat with friends. Parents can control the level of chat and open chat is only available between friends who are also friends in real life.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Disney Interactive
  • Release date: November 10, 2009
  • Genre: Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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