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Parents' Guide to

Touchmaster 2

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

20 fun, brainy-but-casual games for the DS.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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While there are three fewer games than in the original Touchmaster, these new games are made to feel more action-oriented and graphically appealing. These action, card, picture, puzzle, and strategy games don't break the mold or try anything completely new. Yet, it's a pleasure to have so many games on one cartridge. Touchmaster 2 makes for seemingly endless enjoyment, with some caveats.

If you played the first game, you'll miss having a deep trivia game this time around. Also, games in which you find items in pictures are a little off-putting since the photos are small. You may also find that the top screen isn't as bright as the bottom screen, making finding items a bit more daunting. And some games, like the shooting gallery called Beaned! seem to go on endlessly if you're any good. But you'll love the best game of the bunch, a spelling offering called Rampage Empire featuring George, the giant ape, who's been in Midway games since 1986. Spell a word on one floor of a skyscraper and the gorilla removes the section to make the building smaller.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release date: October 21, 2008
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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