Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 7+
 
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Novel game+toy concept makes for unique virtual pet romp.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Pet sim sure to please fans of the toy line.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 6+
 
Adopt a puppy and kitten together for twice the fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Uninteresting pet sim reinforces gender stereotypes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 6+
 
Rabbit care game not entirely accurate, but extremely cute.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 13+
 
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 7+
 
Veterinarian simulation game has positive role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Game fails to capture what's good about the show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Kids learn how to take care of baby animals in pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
 
Hotel management sim is challenging but a tad monotonous.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
age 6+
 
Adopt and care for young kittens in cute virtual pet game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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