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Tink learns an important lesson about friendship when she blames another fairy who was trying to help her for something that wasn’t his fault. She later apologizes.
Positive Role Models
Tink is a good little hard-working fairy. She’s a bit clumsy and can lose her temper, but never without regret. Plus, she always admits her mistakes and tries to make things right.
Ease of Play
Simple touch screen controls and straightforward instructions and tutorials. There’s little chance of children finding themselves stumped or frustrated.
Products & Purchases
This game is part of Disney’s Tinker Bell line of toys, films, and games, and is a direct offshoot of the recently released direct-to-DVD movie of the same name. Plus, it facilitates access to Disney’s online Pixie Hollow community, which helps to promote the Tinker Bell brand and related products.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure is based on the direct-to-DVD movie of the same name, and that it is appropriate for a similar audience -- assuming that audience can read. There is no violence or any other form of mature content in the game, which consists mostly of text-based conversations and fairly simple puzzles. It also has a positive message about friendship, and how you should never take friends for granted.
Is It Any Good?
Suitable for any little girl old enough to read the game’s text-based instructions, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure offers up a charming little story and wonderful cartoon-like graphics that closely resemble those of the film. Its puzzles, which include such activities as putting together pieces of a picture, rubbing the screen with the stylus to stencil blueprints, trying to remember specific directions, and blowing into the microphone to blow away pixie dust, are fun and shouldn’t prove too taxing for its designated audience.
It is, unfortunately, a short play. Longevity will likely be achieved only through the create-a-fairy-mode and by going online to share your creations with others in a safe, Disney moderated environment. Still, it’s good fun for young girls while it lasts.
Online interaction: Kids can create fairies and upload them to Disney’s DGamer website. They can also text chat with other players. This is not an open communication system that allows players to freely communicate and exchange personal information. Players can only select from a small set of specific words and phrases or, in the case of the Pixie Hollow online mode, use only those words that are in a small, moderated dictionary.
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