Game Reviews

age 9+
 
Wacky characters no longer in mini-games, now platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Well-done remake of a classic platform game, now in 3D.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced puzzle game about matching gems on Facebook.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Minor violence in robot combat game; can play co-op.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
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age 11+
 
Mildly violent office-chair racing; kids shouldn't copycat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
age 8+
 
Average arcade-style romp has a bit of cartoon violence.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Tetris goes social on Facebook with multiplayer competition.
Platforms: Facebook
(2010)
age 9+
 
Old-school arcade shooter game with added glitz.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Pretty, but very poorly executed space shooter.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2009)
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age 6+
 
Simple, cute casual game from Nintendo's DSiWare collection.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 13+
 
Solid air combat game doesn't push the envelope.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2009)
age 10+
 
Fantastic set of classic titles updated for today's gamers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2009)
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age 7+
 
Charming game about launching fireworks at magical things.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Arcade-like hunting game is best played with a friend.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fly the skies as a bird to learn about migration patterns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
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age 10+
 
A shooting game with a toy Nerf gun controller.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 12+
 
Remake of classic arcades with stylized violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 7+
 
Dazzling remake of classic arcade franchise.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 8+
 
Old-school space-shooter gets remake that's fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 10+
 
Great old school pinball for young and old alike.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)

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