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101 Puppy Pets-  Reviewer:  Austin, age 9
MAKER: 
Play Pets
DESCRIPTION- 
You get to adopt a pet that you have to take care of, It's like having a real pet!
FAVORITE PART-  The Shows
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Bailey's Book House-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Edmark
DESCRIPTION- 
It's about a cat that teaches you about reading by playing fun games.
FAVORITE PART-  When you play the games.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery-  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
ActiVision
DESCRIPTION- 
You play Barbie in high school and have to solve a mystery. Barbie enters her band in the Battle of the Bands but the show is sabotaged and it's up to you to figure out who did it.
FAVORITE PART-  Fixing the sheet music!
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Barbie Fashion Show-  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
Vivendi Universal
DESCRIPTION- 
You get to play Barbie and you have to make the outfits for fashion shows. You also get to pick the models and dress them and design the whole show!
FAVORITE PART-  Designing the outfits!
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Dungeon Siege-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
Maddoc Software
DESCRIPTION- 
In a magical world, bombarded by evil, one simple farmer will journey across the land to become a hero.
FAVORITE PART-  I liked the high intensity parts and the storyline.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Dungeon Siege  Legends Of Aranna-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
Maddoc Software
DESCRIPTION- 
Set a couple of years after the original, a young boy will also journey to become a hero.
FAVORITE PART-  The storyline.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Fetch!-  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
Valusoft
DESCRIPTION- 
In this game you get to take care of a dog.  It is a good way to learn about taking care of a pet.
FAVORITE PART-  The competitions are really fun!
LEAST FAVORITE:  Sticking to a budget.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Habitrail Hamster Ball-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Habitrail
DESCRIPTION- 
You have to help Hammy the Hamster find hamster food by navigating his ball through different courses.
FAVORITE PART-  The castle.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
EA Games
DESCRIPTION- 
In the magic school of Hogwarts, the houses battle each other in a game called Quidditch.
FAVORITE PART-  I liked the game controls.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
American Girl: Julie Saves the Eagles-  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
THQ
DESCRIPTION- 
Julie, the 70's American Girl, meets three eagles at a wildlife center. Can you help Julie and Ivy get them back to the wild?
FAVORITE PART-  Chinatown
LEAST FAVORITE: It is confusing.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  MAYBE
RATING- 

 
JumpStart Explorers-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Jump Start
DESCRIPTION- 
You have to find the tadpoles that were lost in time.
FAVORITE PART-  When you find all the tadpoles.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 

Journey to the Center of the Earth-  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Viva Adventure
DESCRIPTION- 
Ariane, a savvy photo journalist, is interrupted with a rockslide while in Iceland.  It takes her to a different world and she needs to try to find a way back home.
FAVORITE PART-  When Ariane meets a triceratops.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Lemonade Tycoon-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Broderbund
DESCRIPTION- 
You have to make the best tasting lemonade ever to satisfy your thirsty customers. You get to choose from your neighborhood, the beach, the mall and more to figure out the best place to sell your tasty concoctions.
FAVORITE PART-  When I made a good recipe and it sold very well.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Mall Tycoon 2 Deluxe-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER
:
GS Games
DESCRIPTION- 
One of the many Tycoon games. In this one, you must build and manage your own mall; just like Mall of America. 
FAVORITE PART-  The ability to host special events and make your own park.
DISLIKED-  The tutorial is very hard to understand.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Monopoly Tycoon -  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
Infogrames
DESCRIPTION- 
One of the many tycoon games that is based on the classic board game.
FAVORITE PART-  I like the auctions you take part in.
DISLIKED-  You can lose very easy.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Creature of Kapu Cave -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
You, as Nancy Drew, are off to help Dr. Quigley Kim, who's an entomologist (a bug person), but arrive to find her camp trashed and her nowhere to be found. With the help of the Hardy Boys, you're sure to solve this mystery.
FAVORITE PART-  Between Nancy and the Hardy Boys switching.
DISLIKED-  Well, some of the tasks you had to do were tough.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew - Curse of Blackmoor Manor -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy is invited to England after her neighbor's daughter begins to feel ill. Now all she does is sit behind a curtain all day. Then Nancy finds out about the curse on the manor. Is that what's troubling Linda?
FAVORITE PART-  When Ethel pops out and scares you.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Danger By Design -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy is invited to Paris as American fashion designer, Minette's assistant. But what she's there for, really, is to find out why the designer wears a mask. But instead, Nancy stumbles onto a bigger mystery.
FAVORITE PART-  Probably exploring France in general.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy's best friend, George, invites you to her friend Katie Firestone's houseboat, to go on a whale watching tour. But when Nancy arrives, the boat is torn apart. Nancy must find who vandalized the boat and why, but stumbles onto another mystery while doing so.
FAVORITE PART-  When you get to play with the orca.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy and the Hardy boys are invited on a haunted train, heading to who-knows-where with other famous people. Now they have to find a lost mine. Will they?
FAVORITE PART-  When Lori disappears.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
You must find who is causing mysterious accidents in a Victorian mansion. Is it something living or is it something that used to be?
FAVORITE PART-  When you see the ghost in the mirror.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Secret Of the Old Clock -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy's visiting a mutual friend, whose mother has just passed away. Right after she arrives, however, her jewelry is stolen! Now Nancy is on the case as another mystery's mixed in.
FAVORITE PART-  When you do the puzzles to open the clocks.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew - The Secret of Shadow Ranch -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy comes down to Bess and George's aunt and uncle's farm. A mysterious white glowing horse appears. Then the horse is linked to a hidden treasure. Will Nancy find it before the crook does?
FAVORITE PART-  When you get to ride Bob, the horse.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy is invited for a summer internship at a museum for Mayan culture. But when the jade carving is stolen, Nancy must find it before another attraction is lost forever.
FAVORITE PART-  When Hendrik falls off the pyramid.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger-  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
You must help Nancy save a soap opera from being killed on-set.
FAVORITE PART-  When you get to snoop through Dwayne's office.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: The Final Scene -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy's friend, Maya, is kidnapped and held in the theater; three days before the demolition. Will Nancy save her before the theater is destroyed?
FAVORITE PART-  When you go under the stage and get trapped.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel -  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
You have to find the crook who stole the lead horse off the carousel. What will the crook do next? Will he/she hurt someone? Will he/she vandalize the park more? Or has it already been done? 
FAVORITE PART-  The arcade games.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE? 
YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
When the lead horse off the carousel is stolen, Nancy is called in to find it. With the park being closed, she has the run of the park. But can she really trust anyone?
FAVORITE PART-  When you have to solve the three riddles.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE? 
YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew Treasure In The Royal Tower -  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
You have to help Nancy solve a mystery. Someone is trying to get his/her hand on Marie Antionette's diamond. Will he/she get away with it?
FAVORITE PART-  The whole game.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew Treasure In The Royal Tower -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
While snowed in at a ski resort in Wisconsin, Nancy tries to have a relaxing vacation. But, then the library is vandalized and Nancy finds herself on the case.
FAVORITE PART-  When you get into the Queen's Tower.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek -  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Herinteractive
DESCRIPTION- 
Nancy is invited to a lodge and soon finds out about it's mysterious past, including a trained wolf.
FAVORITE PART-  When you meet the wolf.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Nemesis of the Roman Empire-  Reviewer:  Austin, age 9
MAKER: 
Enlight
DESCRIPTION- 
You have to pick a place where you fight, and it's 12 and Up.
FAVORITE PART-  Any
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  No
RATING- 

 
Pet Vet 3D: Wild Animal Hospital-  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
Viva Media
DESCRIPTION- 
You get to play a girl and make areas for animals, then you have to help animals with check ups and just have fun!
FAVORITE PART-  The Animals!
LEAST FAVORITE:  You have to make sure your character is healthy and happy as well as the animals.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Restaurant Empire -  Reviewer:  Lexi, age 11
MAKER: 
Enlight Software
DESCRIPTION- 
You got to open a restaurant, hire staff, decorate, and make an awesome menu! All while trying to keep your restaurant on top.
FAVORITE PART-  Making the menu!
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Restaurant Empire -  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
Enlight Software
DESCRIPTION- 
In order to keep your restaurant open, you must please customers and win cooking competitions.
DISLIKED-  The game is just very hard to follow at times.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  NO.
RATING- 

 
Return to Mysterious Island-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
The Adventure Company
RATING: 
T
DESCRIPTION- 
Based on the classic Jules Verne novel, you play as Mina who has been shipwrecked on a deserted island. with your phone out of commission and no supplies, you must make a shelter and build up your strength. But, are you truly the only person on the island, or is there something else going on?
FAVORITE PART-  When Mina must fight the sea monster.
DISLIKED-  Some scenes are too scary for children
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER
:
Atari
DESCRIPTION- 
Build your very own park and become the greatest park owner in the entire world. 
FAVORITE PART-  I like the ability to actually ride your rides.
DISLIKED-  The games scenarios are pretty challenging.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Seaworld Adventure Parks Tycoon-  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Activision
DESCRIPTION- 
In this game you build your own Sea World! You can either do story mode, to finish goals and live up to standards, or you can do sandbox mode to go crazy on your park creations!
FAVORITE PART-  Making your own park in sandbox mode.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Sid Meier's Civilization IV-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
DESCRIPTION- 
A real time, turn based strategy game that involved battling other countries' warriors with your own.  Really get you thinking!
FAVORITE PART-  Great graphics for the Earth and the warriors.
DISLIKED-  The battle system is very complicated and the tutorial isn't very helpful.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Sid Meiers Civilization IV Beyond the Sword-  Reviewer:  Drew, age 15
MAKER: 
Fraxis Games
DESCRIPTION- 
This expansion pack to Civilization 4 allows the player to access new civilizations, new leaders, and even new units and mods. Fans of the original Civilization 4 will enjoy this pack.
FAVORITE PART-  I like the graphics of this pack and the changes to the turn system makes it easier to play.
DISLIKED-  The only thing I didn't like is that the battle system and the diplomacy are both still difficult.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
SpongeBob Squarepants Typing 2008-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Riverdeep
DESCRIPTION- 
Spongebob helps you spell things. You also get to play fun games and even enter a tournament.
FAVORITE PART-  Patrick always swims in the tournament.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Mystery of the Mummy-  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Viva Media
DESCRIPTION- 
You get to play Sherlock Holmes to figure out what a mummy to do with a case he's solving.
FAVORITE PART-  All of the Egyptian aspects were great!
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
Oregon Trail 5th Edition-  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
The Learning Company
DESCRIPTION- 
You get to be a party leader of wagons as you're going through the Oregon Trail. You have to endure the hardships that they did back then.
FAVORITE PART-  Picking your occupation!
DISLIKED-  If you're not careful, your party will die.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
PowerPuff Girls: Gamesville-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Bam!
DESCRIPTION- 
The Powerpuff Girls have to make sure that the world is all safe. But Him is turning the world into a game.
FAVORITE PART-  The Arcade Games.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  No
RATING- 

 
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie PC CD Game-  Reviewer:  Adam, age 7
MAKER: 
Nick Games
DESCRIPTION- 
Spongebob and Patrick have to save the sea that has been taken over the evil Plankton.
FAVORITE PART-  When you get to Rock 'N' Roll with Spongebob.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
PC Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa-  Reviewer:  Lys
MAKER: 
Pocket Watch
DESCRIPTION- 
Plan your ecosystem well to keep the prey and predators balanced. You get to create and control lions, elephants, zebras, and more!
FAVORITE PART-  When you get to put in the animals
DISLIKED-  When the lions keep eating the zebras
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT FOR KIDS YOUR AGE?  YES!
RATING- 

 
 
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