Game Reviews

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Transformers Rescue Bots: Race to the Rescue Game Poster Image
age 6+
Robot platformer demystifies natural disasters.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
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Super Mario Maker Game Poster Image
age 6+
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Super Mario Maker 2 Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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The Smurfs 2 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Math Blaster Online Game Poster Image
age 7+
Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Disaster Hero Game Poster Image
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age 8+
FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Angry Birds Star Wars Game Poster Image
age 8+
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! Game Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky platform adventure with tween boy humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Ben 10 Omniverse 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
TV-show-based combat game without blood or gore.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Power Rangers Super Samurai Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Fairy Godmother Tycoon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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The Amazing Spider-Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
Web-slinging comic book adventure has some violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Marvel: Avengers Alliance Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun Facebook role-playing romp with superhero combat.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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