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Pinkalicious: It's Party Time

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet, fun party-planning game based on popular books.

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age 4+
My daughter got this as a reward for being really good with her new baby brother. Little did I know she would love it so much, there would be a tantrum of massive proportions when we told her to put it away the first time. She cannot read, but she has never had a problem with this game, even though their is no voice over text. I love that it teaches a bit about the etiquette of party planning, and that she is free to invite anyone - friends, boys, adults, or whom ever she would like.

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Pinkalicious: It's Party Time has such a sweet and good-hearted nature, it's hard not to like. Kids are given a lot of freedom as to how they will decorate their invitations (they can write on them, or just draw pictures and place stickers) and they even get to choose which characters to invite to each party. There are a lot of townspeople who are all potential guests, all of whom will do different things at the party, so there's plenty of incentive to vary the guest list with each new party. The mini-games, which include activities like flower arranging, mixing fruit punch, creating party banners, and filling goodie bags, are easy, but entertaining -- as they should be for a game aimed at an audience so young. The game's one main flaw is that it has no voiceover. Kids will be presented with a new set of instructions to read for each new mini-game, and while the language is simple, easy reading, it might still be too much for the youngest Pinkalicious fans.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: GameMill
  • Release date: March 29, 2011
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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