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Peanuts: It's the Big Game, Charlie Brown!

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Simple baseball sim wrapped up in fun adventure.

Game Mac , Windows 2007
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age 3+

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Peanuts: It's the Big Game Charlie Brown! is a good fit for young kids new to baseball. Full of Peanuts' humor and scenes from the comic strip, the adventure is charming, although it can get a little repetitive. Each of the characters recruited to the team comes to the baseball diamond with a mini-baseball game. In essence, these mini-baseball games serve as tutorials for how to play the actual game. You will learn to bat with Linus, pitch with Schroeder, field the ball with Lucy, run the bases with Pig-Pen, and manage the team with Peppermint Patty. When playing in the baseball simulation game, it never gets too challenging, which appropriately reflects the audience for which it was created. All in all, this is a clever way to introduce young children to the game of baseball.

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