Game Reviews

age 7+
 
LEARNING
Fun time-management game, even if you aren't TV show fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Less violent version of movie-based game uses strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
Keep the undead at bay the organic way in this fun title.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
 
Goofy penguins star in a very smart strategy puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 6+
 
LEARNING
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Fun puzzler may be too challenging for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Toy-and-cartoon spinoff provides surprisingly brainy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 10+
 
Good strategy game with questionable use of alcohol.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Pace might be too fast for some in this cooking game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Great chess instructor, but a demanding opponent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 12+
 
Strategy game spin-off of popular trading card game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
 
Shallow card/strategy game promotes the Bakugan brand.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
 
Cooking sim still fun, with new modes and 80 new recipes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Simple strategy game is competent but uninspired.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Offshoot of Cooking Mama, with plants.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Pokemon-like battle game is funnier, with less violence.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 7+
 
Fun all-ages cooking sim with a SpongeBob twist.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 12+
 
Terrific tactical RPG isn't suitable for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 10+
 
PC strategy game gets retooled for console gaming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS
(2008)

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