Game Reviews

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
Fun side-scrolling adventure captures spirit of TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Robot platformer demystifies natural disasters.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Santa wields sword in combat-heavy, RPG-like action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Quirky platform adventure with tween boy humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
TV-based action game with puzzles, some fantasy battles.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Ideal for fans of the TV show, packed with frenetic action.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Movie-based platformer misses opportunity to be great.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great installment in strategy and monster collection series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Adventure game is a good adaptation of the movie.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Average movie spin-off has mild but persistent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vast world, fun superhero characters that finally talk!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Subpar controls and tutorials make toy-based game fizzle.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Hilarious action game with great motion controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Pratfall game based on TV show has some control challenges.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)

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