A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn how to make decisions that demonstrate kindness and respect for others, just as they can get lessons in empathy and generosity. Helping people in the game, even if it creates extra work for you and causes you to go out of your way, earns you points. In addition to these emotional and social lessons, kids must also use some logic and strategic thinking to figure out which special outfit must be worn to achieve certain goals. Kids will spend most of their time jumping on platforms, but a secondary theme is that being nice to others has rewards.
If you overlook the story's main plot -- about Pinkalicious trying to regain her sweet tooth by gathering tons of cakes and candies -- the game is full of nice moments of sharing, helping, and general good manners.
Positive Role Models
Pinkalicious is a sweet girl (even if she's got a big sweet tooth). She's friendly, generous, and always ready to help a friend in need.
Ease of Play
Anyone over age 6 shouldn't have much difficulty with the simple run-and-jump controls, but since you do need to use two hands at once, kindergartners and preschoolers (who may be fans of the character) could potentially have some trouble. The game is a good way for kids who are new to video games to learn how to play a platform puzzler.
Violence & Scariness
During the Valentine's Day levels, cupids shoot Pinkalicious with arrows, but they only cause her to pause for a second as she is filled with love. They're in the game as an obstacle to slow you down, not as an enemy to be defeated.
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Products & Purchases
The game is a tie-in with the book of the same title, the latest in a growing series of Pinkalicious picture books.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Silverlicious is a platform-jumping adventure game based on a popular children's picture book of the same name. It has a good-hearted and helpful young female protagonist who, in this particular story, just happens to be gathering lots of sweet treats. She also does a ton of good deeds along the way, though. Aside from an overabundance of sugar, there's not much for parents to be concerned about here.
Is It Any Good?
It would be easy to dismiss Silverlicious as a generic platformer, but this is a very specific game, with a very specific target audience (magic-and-fairy-loving kids like Pinkalicious herself). And for those kids, this is a great game. It's got a fun, sweet-hearted story, easy play controls, collectible trophies (which become animated in special "exploration" section of the game), and bonus costumes which each provide their own special powers (ballerina slippers that help you slide under low area, a twirling skirt for launching upward like a rocket, etc.). There's even great replay value in that you'll pass prizes that are unreachable the first time through. If you go back to an earlier level later in the game, after you've unlocked the appropriate costume, you will now be able to reach the prizes. All in all, this is a very nice game adaptation of this particular book.
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