Summary: When I ordered this game for my son, I didn't realize that it did not come with a box or instruction booklet. I think my son muddled his way through, but it would have been nice to know this upfront.
Summary: I bought this for my budding scientist - my nine year old daughter:-). I asked her what she thought of it after a day or two of playing and she said, "this is the best game ever!". I was delighted she liked it so well and that it was related to her field of interest.I am glad I got it for her and wanted to share.
Summary: This game is poorly made. I'm a science teacher and bought this to see what it was like. There isn't a real set of directions and figuring out what to do is tough. I'm not sure what science you might learn from it. Don't buy this game unless its under $10 and you have a general interest in science related games.
Summary: This was a good game. It had a fun control scheme. The story was pretty good too. Unfortunately, it had a glitch. After the second set of missions, it would not let me advance, no matter what I did. When I got it, it was brand new, sealed in the package and it still had a glitch. I am somewhat disappointed in this purchase.
Science Papa! It's like Cooking Mama, but with SCIENCE!
Jillo , GameStop
1 January 2010
Summary: Or so they would have you believe. If you're considering Science Papa, you're probably doing so because "exploring chemistry, physics, paleontology, and biology" with that certain Cooking Mama flair sounds like fun. Unfortunately for you, Science Papa doesn't deliver. Unlike Majesco's Cooking Mama, Activision's Science Papa (no relation, obviously) is frustratingly repetitive, uninteresting and not even remotely educational.
Summary: Ok, so I guess I should have known this game was targeted for a younger player, but I thought it would be fun and I was WRONG! It is very repetitive and even when you get different things to create you do the exact same procedures to do it. I think even a child would lose interest soon.
Summary: I got this for my 9YO son for his bday. Amazingly, he now plays this more than Pokemon (not sure for how long as Pokemon is the all time favorite, but that's impressive). This game is supposed to be educational, I'm not convinced of any educational value, but it is fun. The player gets to be a research scientist and conduct various experiments and create funny things - like pink hair dye. My son loves the wacky things he needs to create.
Summary: My 6 years old son loves the game. Wasn't sure he was interested at first but when he started he got into to it and does pretty well. I didn't look at the game itself but it sounds quite hard for a very young children as some words in it very long and you'd need to explaining a lot of things.
Excerpt: "...uses all the different main science disciplines. Biology, chemistry, physics and palaeontology. I do not think it is really very educational and would not buy this game in the hope to learn lots of scientific facts. It is more just for fun than to learn from. I can't really recommend this. I think playing it on a very small handheld computer is pretty fiddly. I often find the DS is easier for quiz games or brain training but actual games is ...
Summary: Hallo liebe Leserinnen und Leser! Heute gibt es mal wieder einen neuen Bericht aus dem Bereich der Videospiele. Ausgesucht habe ich mir dafür den Titel "Science Papa" für den Nintendo DS. Was der Titel taugt und für wen er vielleicht geeignet ist, lest ihr in den folgenden Zeilen am besten selbst... | | ° Science Papa | Anfangs war ich etwas verwirrt, um was für ein Spiel es sich bei Science Papa genau handeln könnte.
Pros: . . . ansatzweise recht amüsant . . .
Cons: . . . wird bald langweilg, wenig Abwechslung, technisch mittelmäßig, Steuerung teils unpräzise . . .