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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You help Charlie Brown make his friends feel better by solving their social puzzles.
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Based on the Peanuts comic strip.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is an adventure as well as a simple baseball simulation. It's created for young kids (starting at about age 6), and is too simple for kids over the age of about 10. But for the targeted age, it has a charming story, and does a great job of breaking down the parts of baseball into mini-games. Some of the comments from the Peanuts characters are negative, but they are typical of what the Peanuts characters would say in their comic strip.
Is It Any Good?
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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