Parents' Guide to

Shaun the Sheep

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cute character stars in too-short game.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

My kids love Shaun!

My 4 and 6 year old are hooked on this series! I've looked hard to find content that is non-violent (my 4 yo is very sensitive to that) but also well done. The Shaun series is something that both my husband and I actually laugh at when we watch with our kids. It's 100% inoffensive, so I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Is It Any Good?

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It's all very cute and intermittently funny. It's a fine concept, except the game's too darn short and repetitive. Plus, you have to retrace your steps so much, that the game becomes boring. The addition of mini games doesn't help much because they aren't very imaginative. With the Whack-A-Mole style game, you must blow into the microphone to get the moles to jump out of their holes before you tap them with the stylus. There's a music game that asks you, with your stylus, to flick away the bad notes on a guitar fret board that are yellow in color. There's a very standard soccer game, too.

Although the graphics are generally above average and the humor is occasionally rich, Shaun doesn't shine brightly enough. The Shaun the Sheep character is well thought out in the TV program. The poor guy deserves much better than this. And so do consumers.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Release date: September 23, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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