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By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Kids who love popular collectible toy will love this game.

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The Squinkies DS game feels like it was almost perfectly crafted to appeal to young girls who love the Squinkies toy line. Squinkies toys are little rubber pencil-topper characters, the main appeal of which is simply to collect as many of them as you can. The developers of this game could have tried to take some of the Squinkies and give them real character traits and send them on a cliched platform-jumping adventure -- but instead, they stuck to what kids love about Squinkies and just made the game about collecting them. A couple of the mini-games feel a bit out of left field, but for the most part, they feel in keeping with the Squinkies experience. As a result, this DS game, which is clearly a clever marketing tool, also turns out to be a crowd-pleasing game.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: April 12, 2011
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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