Game Reviews

Pokemon Conquest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Fossil Fighters: Champions Game Poster Image
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Monster High: Ghoul Spirit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Game Poster Image
age 13+
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Game Poster Image
age 10+
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals Game Poster Image
age 10+
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Game Poster Image
age 10+
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Game Poster Image
age 18+
M-rated DS game that's definitely not for kids - sci-fi RPG.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Game Poster Image
age 11+
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands Game Poster Image
age 8+
Farm sim requires a lot of patience but rewards for it.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
The Princess and the Frog (DS) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Movie-based questing/platforming game isn't too difficult.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Nostalgia Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Captivating fortune-seeking adventure with steampunk theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Game Poster Image
age 11+
Series game has deep, satisfying story; adds multiplayer.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Game Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, wildly imaginative romp with cartoony combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Fossil Fighters Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Pokemon-ish RPG substitutes fighting dinos for monsters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Game Poster Image
age 14+
Well-written RPG can be both frightening and sad.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)

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