A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn the basics of fractions, inequalities, logic, and shape comparison. They can also learn about making good choices through Merida's story.VTech InnoTab Software - Brave encourages kids to use math, logic, and problem solving as they play games based on the movie's storyline.
Merida learns the importance of family and has to make amends for a wrong.
Positive Role Models
Merida's parents are firm, but loving. Eventually, they are able to support her when she makes her own decisions.
Ease of Play
One of the games requires kids to tilt and shake the device to navigate obstacles. It is sometimes overly sensitive.
Violence & Scariness
Characters shoot targets with a bow and arrow. There is a fight and some light sword play. Kids may be scared when Merida's mother is transformed by a spell.
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Products & Purchases
The game is based on the movie of the same name, which has a range of products available.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that VTech InnoTab Software - Brave tells the same story as the movie, which does include some moments of peril and images of fighting and light swordplay. Kids will use a bow and arrows in target practice. The storyline contains a lot of witchcraft and magical elements, including a spell gone awry. Editor's Note: This game's publisher, VTech, experienced a breach of parent and student data on November 14, 2015. Click here for more information.
Is It Any Good?
VTECH INNOTAB SOFTWARE - BRAVE is a wonderful package. The games challenge kids to solve puzzles, explore, and engage in the story. The game provides many options for designing a tapestry and a clever reward system that encourages kids to return to the games to earn more gems. And for those who prefer some arcade-style gaming, the build-your-own archery course is sure to be a hit. The activities all seamlessly join together and none of them feel superfluous. It's also refreshing to have a "girl's game" focused on problem-solving and math. But have no fear, this title will appeal to boys as well once they see all of the activities. VTech InnoTab Software - Brave is an all-around quality title that kids can enjoy.
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