Game Reviews

Pokemon Conquest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Kids Learn Spelling & Grammar: A+ Edition Game Poster Image
age 7+
Repetitive ed game does little with spelling and grammar.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Fossil Fighters: Champions Game Poster Image
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Team Umizoomi Game Poster Image
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age 4+
LEARNING
Math-based adventures well-suited to preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Dora & Kai-Lan's Pet Shelter Game Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
The Magic School Bus: Oceans Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Hooks kids with fun games and loads them with knowledge.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Monster High: Ghoul Spirit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Kids Learn Math: A+ Edition Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Carnival-themed game makes practicing math fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Kids Learn Music: A+ Edition Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Learning game is a great start for music education.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin Game Poster Image
age 14+
Sci-fi role-playing game features anime and some violence.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! Game Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection Game Poster Image
age 12+
Complex RPG with mild violence, mature themes.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)
Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy Game Poster Image
age 14+
Dense, intense combat RPG set in the Final Fantasy universe.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Game Poster Image
age 13+
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Learn Math Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Bland presentation hurts this interactive math workbook.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Learn Science Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Below-average educational game for a narrow audience.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Game Poster Image
age 10+
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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