Parents' Guide to

Lovely Lisa and Friends

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Clothing design with a tad too much girly-girlness.

Game Nintendo DSi 2010
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There are some aspects of Lovely Lisa and Friends that are absolutely great. With dozens of mini-games to choose from, there's a ton of variety -- and all those games are well designed for young players. The fashion design mode is a wonderful creative outlet; you can draw your own patterns onto clothes with the stylus, or you can capture real-life pics with the DS camera and place them onto clothing.

At the same time, though, it's hard not to be distracted (at least for an adult) by the perpetuation of gender stereotypes. It's not that there's anything inherently wrong with a young girl cooking, caring for children, or even applying eyeshadow, but the game also contains some refreshing non-traditional activities, like the furniture building and Lisa's volunteering at the police station. It would have been nice to have a bit more of the the non-gender activities to feel more balanced. To sum it up, this is a very well-made game that could bother some parents with its themes.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: TOMY Corporation
  • Release date: February 26, 2010
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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