Game Reviews

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)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun but hard platformer likely to frustrate younger players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Tetris-like puzzler is great for kids of varying ability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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 7+
 
LEARNING
Middling but kid-safe sports game with some tricky controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(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 10+
 
LEARNING
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Challenging platformer may be frustrating for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(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
Karaoke and dance party game features wide range of music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Teamwork plays major role in another fun Mario platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Zany, cartoonish mini-games with some mild bathroom humor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, family-friendly mini-games open the door to Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Health and fitness are the focus in this cute, active game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)

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