Game Reviews

age 2+
A plush doll that talks about you.
Platforms: My Own Learning Leap
(2004)
age 7+
Classic board games and variations transfer well.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2008)
age 7+
Fabulous portable game with secret agent theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2008)
age 10+
Traditional RPG features lots of mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 14+
Powerful, portable electronic music composition software.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
Track and field sim is kid-safe but rough around the edges.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 10+
Car mechanic sim with iffy role model, repetitive repairs.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 6+
Puppy simulation game to train your own rescue pet.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
Slow-paced dolphin training sim is light on fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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DSi
age 7+
Nintendo's new handheld is great IF parental controls used.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 7+
Fast-paced DSiWare puzzler is safe for kids but challenging.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
Camera-based micro-game collection is fun but far too short.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 9+
Train your brain, now with DSi camera support.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 6+
Simple, cute casual game from Nintendo's DSiWare collection.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 9+
Entertaining physics puzzler is easy enough for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 8+
Offshoot of Cooking Mama, with plants.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Classic Nintendo puzzler is a welcome addition to DSi shop.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
Real time used in wizard sim; shows consequences of gossip.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Tetris-type puzzle game offers tricky challenges.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Up
age 10+
Glitches keep this game from getting a hearty thumbs "Up."
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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