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Interactive Storybook DS: Series 1

2 Ratings: 4.0
Educational video game by Tommo Inc. for the DS

By bringing together several timeless classic stories and putting an innovative interactive twist on them, young children will expand their minds and imaginations, as the stories come to life like never before. Utilizing the unique features of the Nintendo … see full wiki

Release Date: September, 2007
1 review about Interactive Storybook DS: Series 1

Good Travel Activity Game for Little Kids

  • Jan 20, 2008
Rating:
+3
Pros: Great game depth, unique stories

Cons: Poor color choices in coloring mode, only for little kids

The Bottom Line: The age group that this appeals to is limited to mostly under 6 or 7, but it is a great game for this age group with decent gameplay depth.

This game is unique and kind of fun, but is pretty limited to being a game only young kids will enjoy. The game does have a good amount of game depth, though, as it had five different modes. All the modes are easy to play thus making it not just of interest for little kids, but a game they really can play and enjoy without frustration. Throughout the graphics are a little too simplistic considering this is a pretty recent game. The controls are limited to just using the stylus, which helps keep it easy and interactive for the little ones.

The first mode is coloring. In this mode you can color 10 different images. You can color with a pencil, marker, and paint bucket. There are several colors to choose for coloring, but I found them somewhat disappointing and odd choices for the limited selection. There are also stampers to use in shapes like hearts, circles, music notes, and snowflakes.

The second mode is playing the harp. You can press record and it records the notes you play. Then you can play them back with the play button. It is up to your creativity for creating the music. I think it would be nice if they had included some guided songs for you to follow along and create a recognizable tune.

The third mode is How Many? In this mode you count the different characters that appear in the windows. You select the number of them on the bottom screen. Beware the character symbol in the question that is telling you what you are to count does not count as a character.

The fourth mode is Drawing. It is pretty much just like the coloring mode, except you start with a blank template and can be much more creative. The color choices still stink, however the stampers can be really fun in this mode.

The final mode is the book mode. Here there are four different stories that are read aloud if you have the sound on. Whether you have the sound on or not you can read the plot on the top screen. While it reads the story you can also tap different things on the bottom screen and hear sounds and make things move. For example, the pigs snort in The Three Little Pigs and making birds fly around in The Snow Queen. The other two stories are The Bat and Kaguyahime. All of the stories were unique to me. Even The Three Little Pigs was told in a way I had never heard before. Thus all these stories are great unique stories to entertain little kids along with them being able enjoy the interactive aspects.


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