Game Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Movie-based basic platform-jumping gets repetitive quickly.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun retro platformer with beautiful storybook graphics.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Fantastic nonviolent spy game, ties in to Disney's website.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, intriguing story for kids who enjoy a slower pace.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Good strategy game with questionable use of alcohol.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fun mini-games, but website codes as rewards are troubling.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
While the subject matter is rather stomach-churning, this serial-killer mystery is intriguing for older teens.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Good strategic battle game with tacked-on photo gimmick.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Collect & battle game uses a pedometer to get kids walking.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Courtroom drama shows blood at crime scene in snapshots.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Pace might be too fast for some in this cooking game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Game based on book is a bit like an animal sim with dragons.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Drawing-enabled platformer unnecessarily hard to master.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Cute, surprisingly robust platformer geared for kids.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Send your kid to Magic School -- at the end, you'll have a certified wizard on your hands.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Offshoot of Cooking Mama, with plants.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)