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5.4 out of 10

Toy Shop

When their grandfather passed away, Mel and Mark were left in ch Read more

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Overall 3

Toy Shop review (DS)

19 May 2008
  • Excerpt: While it's true that a lot of games of this type bury you in menus, they at least have other things going on so that you can remain entertained throughout the process or there's a sense of urgency.
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Expert Review

10 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: Toy Shop is a new strategy/RPG type game, heavier on the strategy. Here, the strategy is to run a toy shop that your two characters have inherited from their Grandfather. You have three years in which to make it profitable, or you will lose the shop forever. The graphics in Toy Shop are very simple. They are bright and very well done. It's easy to see what everything is, so you don't have any trouble telling what you need.
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Simple, fun business sim about running toy store.

Common Sense Media
4 May 2008
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this is a simulation game in which players will create and sell toys. The steps are simple and suitable for the younger child, but because the gameplay is so easy, it provides quick rewards. Once the toy shop is set up, the inventory fills automatically, so you may find that kids are more drawn into playing the mini-game of building toys than running the business. Even so, this game does a good job of teaching supply and demand to young kids.
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Overall 3

Toy Shop

14 April 2008
  • Pros: Teaching children the reality of failure, Not over-simplistic, Playing with action figures instead
  • Cons: Ugly 3D graphics, Abrupt day/night cycles, Conforming to sexist gender roles
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