Game Reviews

age 7+
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Simple platform-puzzling game for fans of crab toys.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 5+
 
Puzzle game based on popular brand is colorful, simple.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 6+
 
Movie-based basic platform-jumping gets repetitive quickly.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 17+
 
Intense, graphic deathmatch; survive by solving puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Fun retro platformer with beautiful storybook graphics.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 6+
 
Fantastic nonviolent spy game, ties in to Disney's website.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Sweet, intriguing story for kids who enjoy a slower pace.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Fun mini-games, but website codes as rewards are troubling.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 17+
 
Serial killer mystery, but may be too disturbing for teens.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Collect & battle game uses a pedometer to get kids walking.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
Courtroom drama shows blood at crime scene in snapshots.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Game based on book is a bit like an animal sim with dragons.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Mega teen band's likeability gets lost in lackluster game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 11+
 
Dan Brown-like mystery solved through puzzles and pointing.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 10+
 
Drawing-enabled platformer unnecessarily hard to master.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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