Game Reviews

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)
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)
age 7+
A fun and educational game for dino-loving kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 6+
LEARNING
Theme park sim mixes in logic and memory games.
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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age 8+
LEARNING
Imaginative sci-fi RPG entertains as it builds vocabulary.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 13+
Brain trainer game poses too much challenge for young kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 8+
Entertaining and well-designed brain trainer for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
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)
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age 7+
Pokemon-ish RPG substitutes fighting dinos for monsters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
Traditional RPG features lots of mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)