Parents' Guide to

Style Savvy Trendsetters

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

The focus is on looks, but business strategy makes the game.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2012
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

One of The More Interesting Fashion Games.

This was my first game I had with my 3ds. I played it a lot from age 12 to 15, and still occasionally pick up this game. It has a longer lasting value than most other fashion games because you also run a byisness and do marketing and have dressing requests instead of random play. Nothing is sexy or proactive but all body types are the same. You can be poc though. Two male characters kinda act like they have a crush on you but I like that there is no dating. Because focusing on shopping and boys is an over done thing in girls entertainment. Thjs game focuses on Fashion, and Buisness management. It can be kinda educational. It teaches you about running a shop and you can see what different clothing styles are and see that everyone likes different styles and that's great! My friend had this game too yet in real life she could care less about this game. But it made her get a bit more stylish and she wouldn't wear clashing color tees and shorts with crocs anymore and she'd actually brush her hair. So this game can teach your preteen about being stylish without becoming slutty like a Bratz doll teaches. Because these clothes in the game are modest, even if some skirts are shorter than what is reasonable in real life.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

If you played the original, then Style Savvy Trendsetters will feel incredibly familiar to you. Basic gameplay is unchanged, though there are loads more fashions to choose from (including men's) and you can decorate your apartment as well. But the first Style Savvy had a winning formula, so the developers were probably wise in not messing with it too much. One thing they did do was remove a lot of the challenge. When a customer comes in and asks for an "edgy top," you can just search "edgy tops" and filter out every item that doesn't meet that description. Of course, no one ever forces you to use the search option. And there are tougher customers who won't tell you exactly what they want; you need to figure out their style by looking at what they're already wearing. Still, the whole thing feels easier than the first time around. But that's not necessarily a bad thing to just-for-fun players.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Subjects: Math : arithmetic, money, Hobbies : fashion
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : analyzing evidence, applying information, strategy, Creativity : developing novel solutions, imagination, Self-Direction : initiative, motivation, work to achieve goals
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: October 22, 2012
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 26, 2016

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