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Squinkies 2: Adventure Mall Surprize

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Platforming game for kids who love these collectible toys.

Game Nintendo DS 2011
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Squinkies 2: Adventure Mall Surprize is a side-scrolling platforming game. Colorful and cute, with bouncy music and voice-overs, the game will appeal to kids who already like collecting the toy. With only 3 buttons to worry about -- forward, backward and "A" to jump, the action is simple. However, as the game progresses, the timing as well as the tricks and traps get more complicated. The game is linear which means that until a stage is cleared, the player cannot progress. This format may frustrate younger kids.

Unlike the original Squinkies, which featured many different puzzles and mini-games, Squinkies 2 quickly becomes repetitive. There are only four areas and four stages in each area, and kids will have to play them over and over again in order to unlock all the playable characters and collect the 600 Squinkies that are in the game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: October 25, 2011
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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