Game Reviews

csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Early math game limited by age requirements, ads, lag.
Platforms: Facebook
(2015)
age 6+
LEARNING
Charming, melodic, and genre-bending game for kids, adults.
Platforms: Facebook, PlayStation Vita, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
age 6+
LEARNING
Entry-level platformer should please young fans of the film.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Subpar platformer will appeal only to brand's loyal fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Overly simplistic, tedious tie-in to the cartoon.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 7+
LEARNING
Short, cliched movie tie-in rips off Fruit Ninja gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 8+
A fun, colorful game that doubles as an ad for a website.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun side-scrolling adventure captures spirit of TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Facebook genetic puzzle game helps real-world science.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Fairy-tale-themed puzzle game favors strategy over speed.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 13+
LEARNING
Kids explore, collect artifacts in hidden-object game.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Train dragons, learn science in top-notch MMO for kids.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
LEARNING
Limited story, forced purchases hamper kid-friendly MMO.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 13+
LEARNING
Campy zombie game adds new twists, more waiting.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)

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