Game Reviews

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age 4+
LEARNING
Math-based adventures well-suited to preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 3+
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 3+
LEARNING
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_game
age 6+
Bland presentation hurts this interactive math workbook.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_game
age 6+
Below-average educational game for a narrow audience.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
Comprehensive collection of familiar mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
Sometimes-confusing mix of "spooky" sports.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 5+
LEARNING
Strong educational content; decent entertainment value.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
Challenge your spelling with mini-games and a virtual bee.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
TV-based game with slapstick violence, poor controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
The themes and content of these masterpieces vary greatly.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
Powerful design tool teaches kids how to make games, comics.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
Mini-games with cast of TV show are fun, but disjointed.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
Great educational content; slightly dry gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 11+
Internet-obsessed teens engage in questionable hijinks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
Collection of safe, simple DS games offers decent value.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 9+
Train your brain, now with DSi camera support.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
DSi
age 7+
Nintendo's new handheld is great IF parental controls used.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)