Game Reviews

A Fairy Tale Game Poster Image
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age 6+
New-age fantasy story with puzzles; best for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Nanda's Island Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Cute but tough puzzle game with a nature theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House Game Poster Image
age 10+
Slow-paced mystery revolves around puzzle solving.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem Game Poster Image
age 8+
Puzzle series still rocks, now with fantastic level creator.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Dora's Cooking Club Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Mega Bloks Diego's Build and Rescue Game Poster Image
age 4+
Control flaws mar an otherwise decent preschool adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Sesame Street: Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure Game Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Good selection of letter-themed mini-games for preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival Game Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Fun basic math games with Muppets in the lead.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Super Scribblenauts Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Freddi Fish: ABC's Under the Sea Game Poster Image
age 3+
Cute early-education game marred by design flaws.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Game Poster Image
age 12+
More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Dora's Big Birthday Adventure Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Variety and fun in perfect preschool adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Animal Color Cross Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fill-in-the-grid puzzler like Picross 3-D, but far simpler.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Puzzle Quest 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Puzzle-based RPG with no visual violence but scary plot.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
I Spy Universe Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Space-themed hidden object puzzles, plus mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Tetris Party Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great Tetris variations, plus safe online play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Picross 3-D Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Awesome, but very challenging, depth perception puzzle game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
DoDoGo! Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Cute puzzle game uses physics to find solutions.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Squishy Tank Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Mildly violent match-three puzzler is short but fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Bermuda Triangle: Saving the Coral Game Poster Image
age 8+
A match-three puzzler with a pleasant environmental theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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