Excerpt: Can the crayon manufacturer Crayola bring a colourful experience to the Nintendo DS? This is a game aimed squarely at younger players and is split into two main activities. The Adventure mode tells a simple story of the Colour Crystals being stolen from the world and colours starting to fade. With the help of a friendly red crayon, the player must track down the three robbers who have stolen the Crystals.
Excerpt: I remember as a kid I used to love my Crayola crayons. I would sit at home for hours on end just coloring, allowing myself to bring a drab piece of paper to life with color. As an adult who just happens to have two children of his own now, I now sit in amazement as I watch my two kids, specifically my three and bit year old daughter, color for hours on end and bring their imaginary world to life.
Excerpt: Nowadays, how many kids out there enjoy drawing and painting more than playing videogames? Regardless of the number, Crayola are reaching out to those kids and offering them… a videogame. In which they have to, more or less, save a fantasy world from monochromy with the help of a personified red crayon who gives out instructions and comments. I know, that happens to me every week too.
Conclusion: Crayola Treasure Adventures refreshingly fills a niche for the real li’l DS gamers out there, I’m just not sure how many of them there really are, or how many DS owning Mums or Dads would actually let their sticky-fingered babies within bargepole distance of their DS...
Pros: Colourful and easy to use, Unlock more colours and pictures as you go
Cons: No picture save facility, Not much variation in the gameplay
Excerpt: As someone outside of the age range this product is intended for, I was incredibly surprised at how hard it is to put this game down. Crayola Treasure Adventures consists of two key modes, a story mode and a creativity mode. The narrative drive of the game is found in the story mode which takes you on a treasure hunt across the world and into various locations.
Excerpt: One of the memories most associated with many people’s recollection of childhood is surely that of a colouring book, crayons and a whole lot of mess. From taking the crayons and using them to scribble on anything other than the colouring book, to eating the crayons, to completely ignoring the lines on the pre-drawn images and having total disregard for what would count as realism when colouring in said image.
Conclusion: Typically, Crayola Treasure Adventures is a far better colouring-book than it is a game. There's very little range, and the mini-games won't hold your kids' attention for long, but if you're sick of losing crayons down the back of the couch this may be for you
Excerpt: Un remède simple pour ne pas broyer du noir : armez-vous d'un crayon de couleur géant pour repeindre la vie en rose. Ces quelques mots suffisent à résumer la trame de Crayola Treasure Adventures. Ce jeu sur DS vous convaincra que seul le coloriage peut sauver le monde, un message qui ressemble fort à une publicité pour la célèbre marque de crayons.