Game Reviews

BoxBoxBoy! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
No cutting corners in this simple, addictive puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge Game Poster Image
age 8+
Free puzzler forces players to buy amiibo to unlock content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Minecraft: Story Mode Game Poster Image
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, balanced puzzler with StreetPass features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones Game Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging puzzler tests players in clever robot adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Shiftlings Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
Solid puzzler hampered by sophmoric humor, bad controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Pokémon Shuffle Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Simple puzzler badgers kids to make in-game purchases.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Clever nonviolent puzzle crossover is fun, smart play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee -- New 'n' Tasty Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
Pushmo World Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
The Fall Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fun puzzler with challenging conundrums, super role models.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Dr. Luigi Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 7+
LEARNING
Tetris-like puzzler is great for kids of varying ability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Angry Birds Star Wars Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Short, cliched movie tie-in rips off Fruit Ninja gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
Cut the Rope Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 6+
LEARNING
Addicting puzzle game offers a fun challenge.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed Game Poster Image
age 8+
A fun, colorful game that doubles as an ad for a website.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)

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