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)
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)
age 10+
 
Challenge your spelling with mini-games and a virtual bee.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
 
The themes and content of these masterpieces vary greatly.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Great educational content; slightly dry gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Farm sim requires a lot of patience but rewards for it.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
 
Movie-based questing/platforming game isn't too difficult.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Pokemon-ish RPG substitutes fighting dinos for monsters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 9+
 
Train your brain, now with DSi camera support.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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