Parents' Guide to

TouchMaster 3

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Collection of safe, simple DS games offers decent value.

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The games on offer in this year’s TouchMaster are a mixed bag, though the keepers manage to outnumber the duds. Our favourite was Nine Hole, a golf-themed card game in which cards are laid out solitaire-style and players try to peel them off the table one at a time by selecting cards one number lower or higher than the most recent card played from the deck. We also enjoyed Prismatix 2, a game that has players trying to tap out specific combinations of colors in a honeycomb of hexagons with varying hues, and Block Dropper, a vaguely Lumines-ish game that involves matching colored blocks on a horizontal playing field and then blowing up like-colored areas with a bomb.

None of the games are compelling enough to be sold on their own, and some are downright flops -- such as Sea Word, which has players controlling a fish with an aim to collect letter bubbles to spell words. Still, most players should be able to eke out enough fun from several of them to make TouchMaster 3 worth their while.

Online interaction: The game supports local wireless play.

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