A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Offers multiplayer gaming so that kids can learn to compete in a friendly way.
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One game promotes older classic games.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a compilation of 20 games for the Nintendo DS. Most are brain-busting casual games, but a few fall into the category of arcade games, like racing and a shooting gallery. In this shooting gallery, all you do is throw balls at targets.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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