Video Game Reviews Children’s Video Game Reviews

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  • Fable III

    Fable III

    I know what you are thinking, “How can a Mature-rated game be family friendly”? Well, it isn’t, and I’m not recommending that you buy Fable III for your next family video game night.

  • Disney Guilty Party

    Disney Guilty Party

    Disney Guilty Party is a new family-friendly party game from Disney that turns players into detectives as they try to solve a series of mysteries and figure out who the guilty party is. The game initiates each mystery with entertaining stories that introduce the characters and set the stage. Once the sleuthing is afoot, each player will have a turn to explore the environment to uncover clues and interview suspects in an attempt to try to solve the mystery. Players keep track of clues and suspects in their notebooks, which they can consult on their turns. When players have enough evidence, they can accuse their prime…

  • Ivy The Kiwi?

    Ivy The Kiwi?

    The creator of Sonic the Hedgehog has come up with a new and original game starring a baby bird named Ivy, on a search for her mother. The game is a series of 2D, side-view levels in which Ivy runs back and forth on her own and it is up to the player to guide her by drawing vines on the screen. The vines can be used to reverse Ivy’s direction, lift her up over obstacles or bridge a span of dangerous spikes.

  • Professor Layton And The Unwound Future

    Professor Layton And The Unwound Future

    I loved the first Professor Layton game (The Curious Village) but never picked up the second one (The Diabolical Box). It had nothing to do with the game itself, I just never bought it. Maybe it got lost in the shuffle of too many games coming out at the same time. Whatever the case was, I’ve been playing the latest Layton title, Professor Layton And The Unwound Future for a few days now, and I love it.

  • Galactic Taz Ball

    Galactic Taz Ball

    Some video games are like a good book, and once you start playing, they’re hard to put down. Galactic Taz Ball, from Warner Bros. Interactive, is one such, level-turning game. Galactic Taz stars everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes whirling dervish, the Tasmanian Devil aka Taz, in a hilarious, fast-paced adventure to stop Marvin the Martian and find a giant chicken leg!

  • Dora's Big Birthday Adventure

    Dora's Big Birthday Adventure

    I haven’t been keeping tabs on Dora the Explorer’s expeditions, but judging by her latest video game, Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure, she has come a long, long way since searching for that Big Red Chicken in her original TV pilot.

  • World Of Cars Online

    World Of Cars Online

    World Of Cars Online is a new browser-based, virtual world inspired by the 2006 movie, Cars. Since it’s original theatrical and subsequent video releases, Cars has continued to be one of the hottest boys properties and will likely grow in popularity with the release of Cars 2 in 2011. World Of Cars Online is a destination site where kids get to socialize, play games and—of course—race cars!

  • 100 Classic Books

    100 Classic Books

    While Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Amazon battle each other for domination of the e-reader market with their iPad, Kindle and other devices, Nintendo quietly released a new software cartridge that turns the DS into an e-reader. 100 Classic Books, is a collection of 100 full-length books from authors such as Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen and more.

  • Zhu Zhu Pets

    Zhu Zhu Pets

    Last holiday season’s most popular toy line, Zhu Zhu Pets, is now one of the summer’s hottest video games for kids. Zhu Zhu Pets the video game, recreates the robo-hamster toys in a virtual world where kids can care for their pets and compete in maze races with the hamsters as playable characters. The game is easily played using the intuitive touch screen on the DS.

  • Toy Story 3: The Video Game

    Toy Story 3: The Video Game

    I’m guessing that if you are reading this review that it is safe to assume you have heard of a little film called, Toy Story 3. It should also come as no surprise to hear that there is a video game based on that movie. Toy Story 3: The Video Game, lets fans play through some of the most exciting scenes from the movie, explore locations seen in the movie and interact with the movie’s characters.