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: Crayola Treasure Adventures is impossible to dislike. With its hugely likeable interface and iconic mascot ‘Tip’ the red crayon, the game is insanely cute. While its lifespan will differ between the people that play it, there is much to like about Treasure Adventures , and its appeal to the younger market especially, will last. The game may not have many options, but what it lacks in variety it makes up for in its simple yet enjoyable formula.
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: Mir erschließt sich nicht so ganz, warum Crayola Treasure Adventure gerade an den Punkten Fehler macht, die wichtig wären. Über die komplett fehlende Abwechslung kann man hinwegsehen, aber warum zum Teufel lassen sich gemalte Bilder nicht speichern? Warum darf der kleine Knirps seine Bilder nicht Oma und Opa zeigen? Oder seinen Freunden?
Pros: Kinderfreundliche und nette Story, 110 Malvorlagen und 120 Stifte, "Große" Menüflächen, Ausmalen funktioniert tadellos, Game Over nicht möglich, Schritt für Schritt Anleitungen, Schön gezeichnete Hintergründe, Lieb, froh und bunt, Abwechslunsgreiche Melodien für die verschiedenen Locations
Cons: Nur drei Minispiele, Gemalte Bilder lassen sich nicht speichern, Für die Zielgruppe fiese Zeitlimits, Keinerlei Animationen
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.