Game Reviews

age 9+
 
Fun, engaging collection of retro Nintendo classics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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+
 
LEGO-branded portable adventure focuses mostly on combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fresh, forgiving Kirby platformer's levels ramp up smoothly.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Surreal, unforgiving platfomer may frustrate young players.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Simple, unimaginative action brawler extends the TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 4+
 
There's no hidden swan in this weak mini-game collection.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Cute but wordy preschool game has lots of activities.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Huge cast of Nick Jr. stars jump platforms and do some math.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 9+
 
Play as Sonic of past or today in whiz-bang action romp.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 6+
 
Platforming game for kids who love these collectible toys.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
Arcade shooter in which you take down waves of mutated bugs.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Tricky take on old classic proves it’s not easy being green.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Remakes of two classic arcade games have nice 3D visuals.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 9+
 
Wacky characters no longer in mini-games, now platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Well-done remake of a classic platform game, now in 3D.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 4+
 
Control flaws mar an otherwise decent preschool adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Good selection of letter-themed mini-games for preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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