Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Fun, gratifying Pokémon tale in new adventure setting.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+

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This is the latest installment in the spin-off crossover series of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and it's one of the preachy ones. In this game you are turned into a Pokemon and must discover why you were turned into a Pokemon and also why Pokemon are mysteriously being turned into stone. A mild spoiler alert is that negative emotions are destroying the Pokemon world and in the end good triumphs over the negativity because even though you cannot rid the world of negative emotions like feeling doubt and anger and sadness, acknowledging that those emotions exist but not letting those feelings control you and have power over your life in a bad way, but instead growing and becoming positive about things is what saves the day. I would say that while the game is not my favorite in the spin-off series overall, it's still a very good game with a wonderful and much needed lesson about letting negative emotions control your actions and the value of friendship and never giving up. I love this game so much. In many ways the Mystery Dungeon spin-offs are far better than the main series games because they are story driven and teach a moral lesson while also having fun game play.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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