Conclusion: So…Alice in Wonderland on the Nintendo DS is pretty much perfect then? Well…yes, it is…while it lasts. Reaching the end of the game doesn’t leave much incentive to replay, and the adventure isn’t the longest ever made.
Excerpt: Fittingly enough, I requested Alice in Wonderland for review based solely on curiosity. I have no love for Wonderland nor do I feel the need to punish myself by playing licensed games. Instead, I saw some screens and was genuinely interested. As it turns out, my curiosity paid off in a big way.
Fun, stylish, and a bit too spooky for little ones.
Common Sense Media
14 April 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this DS version of DISNEY ALICE IN WONDERLAND is completely different from the Wii and PC version . It is also not a direct adaptation of the new Alice movie (the packaging even notes that the game is "inspired by" the film).
Excerpt: The Tim Burton directed Alice in Wonderland movie has divided critics all over the world. Some claim it is a true masterpiece of quirky film making while others sound like they couldn't wait for it to end and the torture to be over.
Excerpt: For months my daughter and I have been eagerly anticipating Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. After a long wait, we took in the big screen movie on its opening day and overall we really enjoyed Tim Burton’s 3D modern day take of a timeless children’s classic.
Alice In Wonderland Review: Wonderland? It's A Blooming Miracle...
13 April 2010
Conclusion: The Short Version: Finally, a game that exploits the DS - and DSi - to a decent level. It's lovely to look at, enormous fun to play, creative, witty and utterly charming. The fact that it's also faithful in spirit to the original tale is icing on an already very good cake.
Pros: It looks lovely, The controls are easy to pick-up, Challenging puzzles that belie its childish themes
Cons: Occasional frustrations with the stylus control system, Bad luck if you own a PSP rather than a DS, Unfortunately, it can't quite make the film better by proxy