Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fun rhythm game with great music and a bit of mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
Collection of clever rhythm mini-games is fun but tough.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 8+
 
Simple dancing game features fun, cute chipmunk songs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
TV-based Kinect game lets kids stage their own music videos.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
No scares in cute rhythm game with cartoony monster story.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Rhythm dance game misses a few steps.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
Heavy on branding but very well made.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 8+
 
Nice variety in this combo camp sim and music game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Simplified, no-fail Rock Band with a whimsical story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 8+
 
Easy PSP music rhythm game will appeal best to fans.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
age 8+
 
Mario meets Rock Band in PC music platformer.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Rhythm game so unforgiving that it's frustrating, not fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
A fun way to interact with Disney pop songs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 8+
 
Passable motion game on the Wii; best for fans of the show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 8+
 
Fun rhythmic tapping game with poor visuals.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Intuitive game too simple for music gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 8+
 
Good music game, but with fame and fashion themes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 8+
 
Fun game exposes kids to classical music.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 12+
 
The best yet in series, includes 200 songs online.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2008)

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