Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 7+
 
Repetitive ed game does little with spelling and grammar.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 7+
 
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
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 7+
 
LEARNING
Hooks kids with fun games and loads them with knowledge.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Carnival-themed game makes practicing math fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Learning game is a great start for music education.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 13+
 
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: 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 10+
 
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Strong educational content; decent entertainment value.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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