The Incredibles: When Danger Calls

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10 fun arcade games with the Incredibles.

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What parents need to know

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Language

The Parr kids can be a little mouthy.

Consumerism

between the games, kids see video clips from the movie.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that these are pretty routine arcade-type games, but they're fun.

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What's it about?

THE INCREDIBLES: WHEN DANGER CALLS offers 10 games with the characters from The Incredibles. The family of superheroes consists of Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible, who has super strength), Helen Parr (Mrs. Incredible, who has super elasticity), Violet (the daughter who can create force fields and make herself invisible), and Dash (the son who has super speed).

Kids initially play four games with members of the family to unlock four more games with them -- only this time each member assumes their superhero persona. For example, the first game has Helen Parr in her kitchen, catching items falling out of cabinets. In the second game, players must steer Mrs. Incredible through an ocean filled with obstacles. After eight games with the Parr family, kids unlock two more games: one with good guy Frozone, and one with bad guy Syndrome.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

These 10 games all require kids to practice hand-eye coordination. They automatically get harder; however, they can be manually set to be played on one of three levels of difficulty. Between the games, kids see video clips from the movie. While fun, the games are variations of other commonly arcade games, including side-scrolling avoidance games, catch-something-falling exercises, and games that require you to hit buttons at just the right time.

This game falls well short of incredible -- it's mediocre.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about superheroes and special powers. What super powers would you want to have? What kind of powers do you think would be good for the rest of your family?

Game details

Platforms:Windows, Mac
Price:$30
Available online?Not available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:December 6, 2004
Genre:Mini-games
ESRB rating:E for (Mac, Windows)

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Educator and Parent of a 8 year old Written bysouzakh April 9, 2008
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There are no guns but there are bombs. My 5 year old is very good at this game but his dads love it too.

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