We recently received the Nintendo DS game, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem, I had my 6 year old daughter play it to see what she thought of it and for the first 3 weeks we had it any time we had to go in the car she would ask if she could bring it with us and play it trying to get some extra video game time in. I am sure if she had it her way she would have walked around doing nothing but play this game since she was determined to beat all 200 levels(I would not suggest telling your child it has that many levels if your child is like mine and wants to beat the game). I do recommend having extra Stylus pens though because you will need them with this game and we all know with kids things that small tend to walk away 😉
I will say I was surprised that she liked this game so much, since normally she is one to like the Character type games and the interactive games like the Nintendogs and Cats (you can see our review here). She enjoyed the challenge and it made her think (per what she said when I asked her what she liked about it). I did have my 4 year old son try the game out as well and he had trouble being able to play it so I would say that a child over 5 should have no problems playing it at all and will enjoy playing it.
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