Summary: Parents need to know that this game is based on the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth . Characters must occasionally fight hostile lizards and other animals, generally by kicking them until they crumple and disappear, but it's not graphic and there's no blood. Characters are shown drowning if they run out of air while underwater.
Excerpt: Date: 8/10/2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth is the kind of game that is responsible for giving movie-based games such a bad reputation. Granted the source material is far from being Oscar-caliber material, but the movie itself is basically one videogame style sequence after another so you'd think that it wouldn't be too hard to make a decent game out of the film.
Summary: In Journey to the Center of the Earth, based on New Line Cinema's 3-D film starring Brendan Fraser, players can relive the excitement from the film as they ride a dangerous rock slide, navigate an out-of-control mine cart, raft across an ancient sea and survive from being chased by a Gigantosaurus.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: Being new to the DS scene, it's very hard to go from "next-gen" to the small screen. Even when I know that I'm not going to get the same quality out of DS titles, I can't help but feel extremely disappointed with Human Soft's Journey to the Center of the Earth for Nintendo's newest handheld system. The reality is that the 3D elements of the game (which entail about 90% of the gameplay) are bland at best, and terrible for any kind of small details.