Parents' Guide to

Monster Racers

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Similar to Pokemon, but with racing instead of fighting.

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Fans of monster-collection games like Pokemon will almost certainly love Monster Racers as well. The role-playing element of both games is incredibly similar. But the gameplay mechanic of Monster Racers is completely different, based more on skill than strategy (although there is definitely a strategic element in choosing which creatures to enter into which races). The competition aspect of Monster Racers is much more hands-on and interactive than the mostly-automated combat of Pokemon-type games. This is a factor that should make Monster Racers appeal to fans of platformers and regular racing games as well. Overall, it's refreshing to see the monster-collection concept laid over a new and different style of video game. Plus, the game is very fun and likeable to boot.

Online interaction: Players can enter 4-person multiplayer races via WiFi connection. There is no chatting involved, but the possibility always exists that an online player will use an offensive or inappropriate nickname. DS owners can also race each other locally through a non-Internet wireless connection.

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