Parents' Guide to

Spectrobes: Origins

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Action role-playing game has frequent but mild violence.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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There’s not much originality in Spectrobes: Origins, but it’s still a slick and entertaining play. The real-time battles are simple and fun. Players simply tap the A-button to make their characters attack and use the d-pad and a flick of the Wii remote to send their spectrobes into battle. You can choose to let your spectrobes take on enemies on their own or help them out, creating big combos along the way. Collecting new creatures by using Child-form spectrobes to search the countryside is similarly engrossing, as is leveling up your spectrobes to augment their abilities.

Things start to drag a bit whenever the bland and predictable save-the-universe narrative kicks in, but, thankfully, players spend most of their time exploring and battling. It’s a safe bet that kids who enjoyed the first couple of Spectrobes games will eat this one up as well.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Disney Interactive
  • Release date: August 18, 2009
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Fantasy Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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