Game Reviews

csm_game
age 7+
 
Sports sim stresses team spirit and the power of practice.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Mini-games with cast of TV show are fun, but disjointed.
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)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Good strategic battle game with tacked-on photo gimmick.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Collect & battle game uses a pedometer to get kids walking.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Very similar to the original, but still a great pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
 
Fun, stylish, and a bit too spooky for little ones.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Racer with cartoon violence that is egged on and encouraged.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Lesser-known sports showcased with multicultural players.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 6+
 
Clothing design with a tad too much girly-girlness.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
A match-three puzzler with a pleasant environmental theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
Courtroom drama shows blood at crime scene in snapshots.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Mysteries combined with easy puzzles, but with tween themes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Simple but charming game for girls lets them play reporter.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
A little potty humor, but still a great adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
New twist on the match-three puzzle is fun and challenging.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Alien action game with combat and superpowers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Pace might be too fast for some in this cooking game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Great educational content; slightly dry gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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