Game Reviews

age 4+
 
Kids rescue people amid disasters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2003)
age 5+
 
Rev up your engines for an educational race.
Platforms: Leapster
(2006)
age 5+
 
Good entry-level racing game has simple track designer.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
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age 6+
 
Get into character -- and some tough fights.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2005)
age 6+
 
Too-violent kart-racer crashes and burns.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 6+
 
The monster hunt is on for gumshoes ages 5 to 7.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2003)
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age 6+
 
Classic Pokemon format, this one's worth catching.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
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age 6+
 
Fresh, fun go-karting with cartoonish mischief.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2005)
age 6+
 
Fun and accessible racing game for kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2007)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Fun family-friendly game that's hard to put down.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Ingenious, compelling race game lets you build racetracks.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 6+
 
A few innovations, but mostly the same (really fun) racer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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age 6+
 
LEARNING
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 6+
 
Charming game about overcoming common kid fear.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 6+
 
Unique GameBoy game (with a dose of Disney).
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2004)
age 7+
 
Less a racing game and more an interactive ad.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 7+
 
Corporate branding permeates racer that emphasizes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 7+
 
Challenging online racing game has lots of ads.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
age 7+
 
Racer with cartoon violence that is egged on and encouraged.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Simple, easy game best for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)

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