Summary: I bought this for my preschool-aged son because it looked and sounded fun and educational. The case and video are definitely misleading. The graphics are horrible and the game itself is difficult to explore. The controller must be held vertically instead of horizontally. If you would like to open a new place to explore you have to point your arrow to it, wait until it turns to a hand, and then press A.
Summary: This game is so frustrating!!! We just got a Wii this weekend and my husband got to pick out a free game to go along with it, he thought our 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 daughters would enjoy this...they try and try but it is not only boring, but difficult to manuver around the different areas alone. And I think enough people complained about the load time I don't even need to go there.
Summary: Pros: - My 5 year old does enjoy this game - It is built on a decent concept (a virtual 3D space with various 2D games inside it) - Does contain a good set of educational content Cons: - Mouse-style controls, rather than real wiimote control. This is basically no more than a poorly ported PC game. - Frequent long pauses while content loads. And during loading, the screen turns mostly black with tiny random characters meaninglessly flashing in the center.
Summary: Games are easy enough but getting to them is the challange. Hard to navigate! I have to get the games going for my yougest. The controls are a little difficult as well. I have to point the remote for my child to often. I enjoy playing games with her but no FOR her. It also TAKES TO LONG to load between selections. I think the sports and Mario games are easier if I have to navigate setup for her anyway. My 6 year old has no trouble but she shows little interest as well.
Summary: I'd like to echo an earlier reviewers comment about this game seeming like it was made as a year-end project by a programming class somewhere. Controls for moving around are awkward, "loading" screens irritating and abundant, graphics are abhorrent (looks like it was made in 1998, yet performance is choppy when moving around), and in the "story" mode, more often than not, it was difficult to figure out what you were supposed to do next (by mom and dad, let alone our...
Summary: Purchased this for my 3 (almost 4) year old. The game itself is simple enough - walk around, talk to some animals, play little games, etc. Unfortunately, the entire implementation that went horribly wrong: * The game has a feel to it as if it were developed by junior software developers or interns. Why not use quality engineering, even if it is a kids game?
Summary: I bought this game for my 4-year-old daughter thinking it would be a cute Wii game for her. She has the Jumpstart computer games and it is the first game I have seen with the Early Childhood rating on it. I agree with most of the other reviewers in that it has educational aspects and is fairly easy to navigate.