My Little Pony PC Play Pack

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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My Little Pony software is sweet but shallow.

Parents say

Not yet rated

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive messages
Violence & scariness

Little Pony products are promoted

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the play offered in this software is very simple and supportive, but the software doesn't have much depth. This is a way to give young kids who love little ponies some practice using the computer.

User Reviews

Adult Written bybarnett April 9, 2008
Parent Written bycandlestick April 9, 2008

Good friendship skills

This is not the most challenging game. I have a 5 year old who adores ponies so it was a hit based on that, however, it is mostly for fun. It enforces helping... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 20, 2011

Great for young Kids

this was great when i was 4 but if only that baking pony would just SHUT UP ALREADY!
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

What's it about?

Preschoolers can play with Little Pony figures using their computers -- or without them -- with the MY LITTLE PONY PC PLAY PACK. The pack includes an exclusive play figure called Sparkleberry Swirl, and the accompanying software provides a virtual playground where youngsters help prepare a celebration for her.

The Little Ponies' virtual world is brightly colored and predominantly pink. All of the Little Pony characters talk to kids and solicit help with the party preparations. Before Sparkleberry Swirl's party can start, kids need to finish seven tasks that include designing and sending invitations, baking and decorating a cake, dressing up a pony, choreographing a dance for a pony, and helping three other ponies with projects.

Is it any good?

Gameplay offered in this software is very simple and supportive. While the narrator is often a bit over the top with her use of endearments such as "darling," young children will find the play environment helps them to build confidence using a computer.

However, the software takes this simplicity too far. The seven tasks don't present enough of a challenge because all kids do is point and click to scroll through choices. For example, with the baking the cake task, kids simply click on items in a cupboard to add them to the batter instead of having to count or discriminate between items. And when players need to find items for the ponies, the items simply appear in front of them instead of asking youngsters to use visual discrimination to pick out the correct ones.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about other uses for computers besides games. Talk with kids about how you use point-and-click skills with the computer. Kids: What else can computers do?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $20
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Atari
  • Release date: May 15, 2005
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: EC

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