Parents' Guide to

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Movie-based game short in length but long on charm.

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While this game won't win any awards for being startlingly innovative, it is a fairly solid children's game. Exploring the 14 levels allows for interaction with cool, famous figures from world history and limited exploration of one of the world's great museums, The Smithsonian. You'll even learn a few facts along the way. And the spells you can summon using the powers of the magic tablet can be exciting.

Yet there's a repetitive nature to some of the levels, and the collection of coins, gum, and pieces of postcards can become a little tedious. Plus, the game is very short, clocking in at about six hours for the main adventure. Some of the controls, like the grappling keys, can be wonky at times, too. Still, there's a charm here that, despite the general lack of laugh-out-loud humor, shouldn't be missed. But because of its length, it makes more sense as a rental, not a purchase.

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