Game Reviews

age 5+
 
A fun way for kids to play with fashion design.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
age 6+
 
Share secrets with Junie B. Jones, learn to write!
Platforms: Leapster
(2005)
age 4+
 
Ariel and Cinderella lead educational games.
Platforms: Leapster
(2005)
age 5+
 
Barbie proves herself in smart adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2005)
age 8+
 
Not Barbie's best; play the PC game instead.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2006)
age 8+
 
Modern Barbie is a smart, resourceful sleuth.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
age 7+
 
Fun mysteries for the show's fans, but repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
age 8+
 
A fun, replayable girl game for ages 8-12.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
age 8+
 
A Bratz fashion game that encourages exploration.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
(2006)
age 8+
 
Disney's Raven uses psychic power to sleuth.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
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age 11+
 
New looks get old fast; mixed message for tweens.
Platforms: Plug and Play TV games
(2006)
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age 8+
 
Even TV show fans should skip dull Mini games.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2007)
age 5+
 
Quintet of princesses lead young girls on safe, fun romp.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 5+
 
Doll fashion play gets clever hi-tech makeover.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 7+
 
Doll character stars in sweet skating adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 8+
 
A mediocre game starring lipstick-wearing babies
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Well-balanced sim of a skater's life on and off the rink.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 8+
 
Mostly about arcade games, not American Girl Kit.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 10+
 
Great mystery about going undercover in Italy.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 8+
 
Poor graphics hamper this look at the fashion industry.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)

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