Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Music game struggles on high notes with depth, complexity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Expanded RPG remake encourages exploration, micromanagement.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, balanced puzzler with StreetPass features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 18+
 
Adventure based on show is repetitive, frustrating.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Surreal, fantasy RPG has strong story, bland combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
Monster match game is free-to-play but repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Zombie-themed StreetPass game has cartoon bones and blood.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Role-play with some fantasy violence demands much time.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tame bloodless shooter bores, is poorly designed.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Simple puzzler badgers kids to make in-game purchases.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Not much bang for the buck, but still unique flight combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)

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