Excerpt: The Backyardigans on the Nintendo DS surprised me. This little cartridge teaches kids colors, numbers, drawing, and following a pattern. With all of this educational value, it got an ‘E’ for Everyone rating, instead of an ‘EC’ for Early Childhood rating. I would have thought the ESRB would bestow the ‘EC’ rating. There are three stories included in The Backyardigans. They are pirates, space, and super heroes.
Fine but somewhat repetitive preschool TV show game.
Common Sense Media
24 December 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that this three-episode collection of Backyardigans adventures freatures the endearing characters from the Nick Jr preschool series and provides players with an opportunity to use basic early-education concepts in order to advance the story. Each adventure can be completed relatively quickly and, while the scenery and storylines change from adventure to adventure, the actions the player must perform remain basically the same.