Parents' Guide to

uDraw Studio: Instant Artist

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Art program uses tablet controller but has learning curve.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Not for Lefties.

this Gaming Accessory Just like Most all of nintendo's other Gaming Accessories, is only Designed for Right handed people. So Left handed people Like my self are NOT able to use this , as it is NOT universal or ambidextrious . I hope this helps before buying it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The expansion of uDRAW to the PS3 and Xbox 360 brings a very family-friendly option to both systems and opens up the artistic side of both. This game (which is also available as a standalone title for the Wii) is broken into three parts, each of which emphasizes self-expression in a different way. Art Camp lets kids participate in a half-dozen activities, such as paint-by-numbers and dot-to-dot pictures -- as well as an arcade-like game where you whack aliens who fly across the canvas. (It's a cute idea, but not a lot of fun.)

Art Studio is literally an open canvas, letting players use the game to create whatever they'd like via the peripheral. And Art School is a very thorough tutorial full of instructions on how to improve your art skills, covering all of the basics of art and design. The interface keeps tools on screen; and players can share and send images. While it's a wonderful artistic tool, the peripheral isn't perfect. The cord feels short and users will fight against it from time to time, which can be annoying -- and drawing on a peripheral in your lap, while watching it appear on screen isn't any easier than it was on the 2010 Wii game of a similar name. (Should you own that one, there's more to this game, but probably not enough to justify paying full price.)

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: November 15, 2011
  • Genre: Art
  • ESRB rating: E for Animated Blood, Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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