Game Reviews

age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
"Grand adventure" is very shy of grand; for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
Fun, challenging side-scrolling fantasy adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
Cute but flawed cartoonish platforming adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Five sports games get Wii U athletes on their feet.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Strange but fun game mixes aquatic tactics and role-playing.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(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 8+
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(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 8+
LEARNING
Excellent action romp tied to fun toy figures.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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)
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 8+
LEARNING
Challenging platformer may be frustrating for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Lifeless party game with mild cartoon shenanigans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, family-friendly mini-games open the door to Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)

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