Game Reviews

The Splatters Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun physics-based puzzler about flinging blobs of paint.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Gogo's Crazy Bones Game Poster Image
age 6+
Angry Birds-like game suffers from lack of variety.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Crush 3D Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Touch My Katamari Game Poster Image
age 10+
More sticky-ball rolling fun, but nothing new.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
Lumines: Electronic Symphony Game Poster Image
age 8+
Great puzzler puts kids’ strategy skills to the test.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
Hidden Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Social hidden object/building sim with aggressive marketing.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Pushmo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzler similar to Professor Layton but with mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic Game Poster Image
age 8+
Feels more like a game than a cooking sim, with nice menu.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes Game Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing puzzle-based whodunit with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Max and the Magic Marker (DS) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Glitchy controls make this a lesser version of great game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle Game Poster Image
age 8+
Creative number puzzles offer limited mind-bending fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter Game Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Mahjong Cub3d Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Good 3D adaptation of classic tile-matching game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Tetris Axis Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, pricey take on classic puzzler offers new ways to play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Triple Town Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Social network "match-3" puzzler fun with or without paying.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+
(2011)
Panda Poet Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unique browser-based word game; be wary of text chat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Drawn: Trail of Shadows Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Puzzler Mind Gym 3D Game Poster Image
age 9+
Collection of mental challenges is hard but rewarding.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Monster World Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute monster-themed farming game on Google+ is a bit slow.
Platforms: Google+
(2011)

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