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Perfect for 4-6 year old as one of their first Wii games
on 3 June 2014
Just a quick review to hopefully encourage parents of young girls to buy this, as I think it's a sweet game.
I was looking for a first 'real' game for my 4 (almost 5) year old daughter to play. Like most of her age, she is obsessed by Disney princesses, so this looked perfect. I was bracing myself for disappointment (assuming that the gameplay would be too complex for her) but I was pleasantly surprised.
I loved the fact that the tasks to perform (mostly to zap the naughty imps with a magic wand) are so simple, and the mini-puzzles (e.g. jigsaws, dancing and 'breakout') are perfectly suited to the young age.
I also thought that the control system (using a nunchuck) was perfect for little ones. Even better, I liked the fact that I could help my daughter by each of us having one of these controllers (e.g. she has main remote to do spells, and I do the moving with the nunchuck). This gave us some 'co-operative play' together. It's a nice bonding experience between parent and child - perhaps too difficult for many younger girls to play purely on their own (no help from adult), but not too boring for adults to enjoy playing with their child.
Another thing that is good is that the story is clearly spoken by a nice voice, rather than assuming that the game player can read. Obviously its target audience is so young that they cannot read complex words, but I though the narration was perfect.
I also liked the fact that the game is split into 8 separate chapters. Each takes about 30 minutes, which is the perfect attention span for a 4-5 year old. If I was being mean, I could say that this means that the entire game can be completed in about 4 hours of solid gameplay, but that's harsh. It's a nice and sweet game for the young, and I thoroughly recommend it.
Nowadays it's so cheap, I think it's a bargain!