Excerpt: I really enjoy using my Nintendo DS; I love the fact that it is backwards compatible with Game Boy Advance games, I enjoy the fact that it encourages creativity through the use of its dual screens and stylus device, and finally, I take pride in the steady variety of experiences that it has to offer.
Nifty set of crosswords, anagrams, & word searches
Common Sense Media
5 June 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a fun way to introduce children to word puzzles. The focus is on crosswords, but there are also anagrams and word searches. For crosswords, the game has lots of built-in helps including a tutorial, hints, and a way of indicating whether the letter you write is correct. However, if you are good at crosswords, you'll have to play through some easy ones before you unlock the harder ones.
There’s nothing puzzling about the appeal of Crosswords DS
1 June 2008
Conclusion: And that’s the extent of “Crosswords” — no car crashes or space aliens and no dirty words, unless the player is adept at ferreting out double meanings. Just engaging word play for 1,000 puzzles, or so Nintendo claims, which is no doubt quite enough to keep one busy through that next waiting-room delay at the doctor’s office, or cross-country flight, or the umpteenth Democratic presidential candidates debate …Come to think of it, 1,000 may not be enough.