Summary: Bought this for my 4 yr. old and he absolutely loves it!!!! Game is very easy to play which is important because I do not like to read game instructions, I want games he can pick up and just play and this fit the bill.
Summary: We own the alternate game that Monster Jam makes for DS and my son, who is five and not that great at video games yet, loves it! He plays it easily and without needing help, which is why I opted to purchase a second one similar to the one we have already. Since it is a Christmas gift I can't say for sure, at this point, if it will be a huge hit, but based on how he plays the other one Monster Jam has out I am guessing it will be!
Summary: We bought this for our son on Christmas last year and since then his father and him have been working those courses trying hard to unlock all the trucks. I reccomend having an adult or older child there to help guide younger kids on the levels. My son in particular does best if he is shown how to get through the levels once by an adult so he can do it later himself. Once he gets started thought he is on a roll.