Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Short, cliched movie tie-in rips off Fruit Ninja gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Lifeless party game with mild cartoon shenanigans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Simplistic obstacle course game is glitchy and boring.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Dress-up game has both teamwork and unrealistic bodies.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Bratz dress-up game offers more than shopping.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Colorful platformer featuring collectible doll characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Polished mini-game collection is good fun for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Amusing collection of mini-games for two-player fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Less violent version of movie-based game uses strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Jewelry sim stimulates creativity with thousands of designs.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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