Game Reviews

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 10+
 
LEARNING
Simple, unimaginative action brawler extends the TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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age 7+
 
LEARNING
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 10+
 
Arcade shooter in which you take down waves of mutated bugs.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Very creative puzzler about moving water through terrains.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Unique physics puzzles require imaginative solutions.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 8+
 
Fascinating puzzle concept hampered by poor controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 7+
 
Spooky and smart; possibly the best of the series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Clue-like game provides great family entertainment.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 8+
 
Lots of great Tetris variations, plus safe online play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Medical drama with violence, profanity, and moral ambiguity.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 8+
 
Sliding puzzles combined with a mystery for brainy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
age 8+
 
Smattering of violence shown in hidden pictures game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2009)
age 7+
 
Fab family fun, with ability to create & share own puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 9+
 
Entertaining physics puzzler is easy enough for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Arcade-like hunting game is best played with a friend.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Fun, intuitive spelling game can be too easy for wordsmiths.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 8+
 
Logic puzzles combines with story centered on virtual pets.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2008)
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age 10+
 
A shooting game with a toy Nerf gun controller.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)

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