List/Grid Tag Archives: problem solving

slice

Slice Fractions

Review Excerpt: Combine “Cut the Rope” style problem solving with a side scrolling venue that gets progressively harder, and you get the idea of Slice Fractions — ...
wiiuparty

Wii Party U

Review Excerpt: This party game (for 1-4 players) lets you compete using your Mii character in a variety of games. It provides new ways to play with others using the Wii U GamePad. ...
chima

LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey

Review Excerpt: In this game, you must help Laval, a brave warrior and prince of the Lion Tribe, fight for justice. You see, Laval must unlock the secret of the legendary triple-CHI ...
Pikmin3

Pikmin 3

Review Excerpt: In this third edition, set in an alien world, you take command of three explorers and a legion of plant-like Pikmin creatures in a fight for survival. Using the Pikmin’s ...
roblox

Roblox

Review Excerpt: Roblox is both an online community for kids ages 8-16 and a set of game generation tools. The Roblox site (www.roblox.com) contains a collection of home-made games that ...
wario

Game & Wario

Review Excerpt: Game & Wario is a collection of games designed speficially with the Wii U GamePad in mind. Games include Pirates (look left, right, and above to block arrows fired ...
batman

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Wii U

Review Excerpt: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes returns for the Wii U, allowing you to play as Batman or Robin, and get help from Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. Your mission? ...
snowflake

Tale of a Snowflake, The

Review Excerpt: This eBook introduces children to the concept of the water cycle. In the story, a little girl captures a talking snowflake, who explains how she started as a drop of ...
luigi

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Review Excerpt: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the sequel to the 2001 GameCube release. This time, Luigi explores six haunted Mansions to find the pieces of the shattered Dark ...
victorious

Victorious: Taking the Lead

Review Excerpt: Based on the Nickelodeon television show starring Victoria Justice, this game lets you play as Tori Vega as you hang out with the Hollywood Arts crew and try to win ...
omniverse

Ben 10: Omniverse

Review Excerpt: Based on the new Cartoon Network TV Series, this E 10+ game features both Young and Teen Ben Tennyson, and introduces a hero sidekick, Rook. Rook is a skilled but inexperienced ...
freeflow

Flow Free

Please note – we mistakenly called this Free Flow in our December issue. The correct name is Flow Free. Review Excerpt: The goal of this app is to connect large colored dots on ...
rocket

NASA Rocket Science 101

Review Excerpt: Can you match the rocket, and all it’s components, with the NASA space mission? If so, you can get your satellite (or Mars rover) into orbit. If not, your rocket ...
madagascar

Madagascar 3: The Video Game

Review Excerpt: They’re baaaack, for more two-player, co-op problem solving adventures, the zany Madagascar movie animals. This time, you explore a circus, assuming the identity ...
batman

LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

Review Excerpt: In this sequel to LEGO Batman, Batman and Robin join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to stop bad guys that ...
monster

Monster Mutt Rescue

Review excerpt: This is a virtual pet simulation that lets you raise a pet monster, starting as a larva. The more you play, the more stuff you can unlock. This includes access to other ...
monster

Monster Physics

Review excerpt: This invention construction kit contains 50 puzzles sorted into five challenge categories. In addition, an open-ended “build” mode lets you freely experiment ...
putt

Putt Putt Saves the Zoo (iPad)

Review excerpt: This title has been rereleased several times over the years (this is the 16th Putt Putt title in our database). In 2008, it was sold at retail computers. In case you ...
deviant

Little Deviants

Review excerpt: Designed specifically around the unique attributes of the Sony Vita handheld game system, Little Deviants is a collection of thirty games that provide a good test of ...
umi

Team Umizoomi

Review excerpt: This one player problem solving adventure features Milli, Geo, and Bot from the Umizoomi Nickelodeon show. In order to rebuild a submarine, children move through 25 ...
frogger

Frogger 3D

Review excerpt: Those frogs can now jump right out of your 3DS screen, in this new edition of the classic arcade game. Content includes six worlds to hop through, including New York, ...
kirby

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land

Review excerpt: In the story, an alien spaceship crashes in the otherwise peaceful realm of Planet Pop Star, and its pieces are scattered throughout the land. You must  guide Kirby ...
mario

Super Mario 3D Land

Review excerpt: Along with Mario Kart 7, this title marks Mario’s debut on the Nintendo 3DS. By combining the motion sensing abilities of the Nintendo 3DS with a 3D screen, you ...
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Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo

Review excerpt: Now Moshi Monsters (the popular virtual world)can fit in your pocket, in the form of this one player Nintendo DS game. Your mission is to explore eight areas of the ...
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Puzzle Pop

Review excerpt: Drag-and-drop puzzles abound these days in the app store, but not many have animated pieces. The animated features bring a new type of timed problem solving to the challenge. ...
mercury

Mercury Hg

Review excerpt: If you’ve ever tried to roll a marble through a maze (by tilting the game board), you get the idea of the Mercury games. In this new edition, called Hg (the element ...
crazy

Crazy Machines

Review excerpt: Nearly identical in spirit to The Incredible Machine (1995, Sierra Online), this is a virtual invention lab with 100 levels, and 100 gadgets. The title is part of the ...
mystery

Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident

Review excerpt: In this seek and solve game you must unravel the mystery behind the Malgrave Island by using the Wii Remote to search for clues, solve puzzles and find concealed items ...
Picture 8

Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure

Review excerpt: This maze game (search “A-Maze-ing” in the app store) lets you navigate through 16 detailed, hand-drawn scenes by dragging vehicles through a map. As you ...
Picture 3

Milk and Coffee

Review excerpt: Like the Incredible Machine, this physics puzzler let’s you try to unite two cats — Milk and Coffee, by dropping different widgets and gizmos such as balloons, ...
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Cataline HD

Review excerpt: This 60 level physics game from Singapore lets you try to launch a kitten to catch fish. In order to advance to the next level, you have to calculate the angle correctly. ...
spongebob

SpongeBob SquigglePants 3D

Review excerpt: This game for the Nintendo 3DS features more than 100 timed Nanogame (very short game) challenges. Like WarioWare, the challenges that last no more than five seconds ...
Picture 9

Phineas and Ferb Ride Again

Review excerpt: This is the second Phineas and Ferb adventure for the Nintendo DS we’ve reviewed. Like the first, you can swap between characters to work your way through each ...
sims

The Sims 3 (3DS)

Review excerpt: This first ever 3D Sims title works only on the Nintendo 3DS, which means some additional new control mechanisms not available in the past. Besides the 3D graphics, ...
Picture 4

Nintendogs + Cats

Review excerpt: There are 27 dog breeds, depending on which cartridge you buy. Each pet comes with a different personality, unique accessories and a cat companion. As with previous ...
tangled

Disney Tangled: The Video Game

Review excerpt: Inspired by the 3D animated film, Disney Tangled, this game is full of stereotypes, and fun. Following the movie story, you can explore different environments like Rapunzel’s ...
rockband

Rock Band 3

Review excerpt: This third edition of Rock Band plays the same as previous versions, but includes more music (up to 1,500 songs via download), a new handheld keyboard peripheral, and ...
harry

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Review excerpt: Featuring a darker theme and limited game play, this mostly one player action adventure lets you explore a beautiful 3D rendition of the Deathly Hallows, as Harry Potter. ...
mickey

Disney Epic Mickey

Review excerpt: Borrowing from techniques pioneered in games like Super Mario Bros. and Kirby Epic Yarn this one player adventure breaks new ground in the way it uses classic Disney ...
sims

Sims 3, The (Console & DS)

Review excerpt: This edition of The Sims gives you millions of hair/clothing/facial feature/body type combinations; along with many of the features of the Sims games. You can give your ...
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