Parents' Guide to

Little King's Story

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

appropriate for older kids

age 10+
This is a delightful and engaging game where the player tries to build up his kingdom by sending citizen characters on a variety of tasks. As stated in the review there is no blood, but there is the notion of conflict (e.g. combat w/ monster turnips). I think the fact that the citizens have names and the player can develop feelings for them is good, and when the "die" a feeling of sadness. As king it is your job to take care of your people. I think that in game compassion and a sense of loss is much better than senseless killing w/o any concern. As for innuendo, there is an off reference to cleavage, but when citizens fall in love, sending to get married is not a bad thing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There’s plenty to love about Little King’s Story. Recruiting and training citizens is a snap, and the practical rewards players earn for completing missions, such as new buildings and job types, create a constant stream of new activities and objectives. There are always so many things on a player’s to-do list -- build new bridge, fight monster terrorizing locals, look for cracks in the earth that need excavation, and collect reborn citizens at resurrection beach, to name just a few -- that it can be hard to put the controller down.

What’s more, the presentation is terrific. Highly artistic cinemas look like watercolor paintings set in motion, and the game’s lighthearted and whimsical score is composed of recognizable and beloved classical music reborn on a keyboard. It’s original, fun, and seriously habit-forming; the perfect way for older kids to brighten up a rainy weekend.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Xseed Games
  • Release date: July 21, 2009
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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