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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a platformer game for the Nintendo DS based on the animated direct-to-TV Disney movie of the same name. Players embark on a journey with Phineas and his friend Ferb as they wander through an alternate dimension on a quest to defeat an evil villain by foiling his plans to wreak havoc on Phineas's and Ferb's real-world hometown. Players use whimsical gadgets as weapons, and the violent content is only mildly portrayed. The versions of the Wii and PS3 are different and rated E10+ whereas this DS version is rated E.
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What's it about?
PHINEAS AND FERB: ACROSS THE 2ND DIMENSION puts players in the shoes of best pals Phineas and Ferb, two characters known for getting into zany adventures and always pulling through. In this game, the two have to travel through an alternate dimension to reach the nefarious Dr. D, who is planning to unleash destruction all over the neighborhoods and surrounding areas of the hometown of Phineas and Ferb. Players will have to take out various minions and enemies, using everything from laser blasters to a projectile-like electric gum. All the while, the two friends work together and turn what could be an unnerving experience into an exciting adventure.
Is it any good?
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is filled with colorful environments, interesting platforming puzzles, and zany gadgets that can be used against the evil Dr. D's minions. It is this collection of unique weapons that is a highlight of the game, as are the intermittent cutscenes that progress the interesting story. There is nothing here that sets the game apart from the myriad other movie- and TV-based platformer games out there, but fans of the Phineas and Ferb TV show should have no problem enjoying this game.
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