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Poptropica Adventures – Review #UbiChamps #UbiPoptropica

31st January 2013

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Poptropica actually originated as a very popular online game for kids that allows them play in a virtual world, safely. Kids create a character that can then play on different islands and solve mysteries that are often rooted in actual history. My kids have played it and love it so they were thrilled to find out that a new Poptropica video game for the Nintendo DS was released.

Poptropica for Nintendo DS begins the same way, with the player choosing their character and meeting the museum curator. The curator needs help to fix up the museum but to do that, the player needs to go through the four different islands – Museum island, Mythology island, Super Power island and Astroknights island – to collect artifacts for the museum.

You watch your character move through the game on the top screen, while the bottom has four different tabs. These four tabs hold the inventory that you find on the specific island that you are currently in, the outfits that have been unlocked, museum items that have been unlocked and a map to show you your location.

There is also the Customizer that allows you to change your character’s outfits  and find outfits throughout the game.

Both my son who is nine and my daughter who is six, LOVED this game. Because they had both played Poptropica online before, they were able to just jump in and start playing without any instruction at all.

Poptropica for the Nintendo DS is rated E for Everyone (with comic mischief). It can be purchased at Amazon.

You can check out the trailer for the game below!!

Rabbids Rumble – Review #UbiChamps #RabbidsR

31st January 2013

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Rabbids Rumble is a fun Nintendo 3DS game that begins when 102 Rabbids are released into the game and throughout the DS, and the goal is to capture them all.  You can play the game in two different modes: Story mode allows you to play various mini games as a means to capture the Rabbids. There is also a Battle Mode, where you can play multiplayer games against a friend or against the DS itself.

The Rabbids themselves are very funny, weird characters that are super amusing, especially to my nine year old. He really enjoyed this game – this is his first experience with any of the Rabbids games – and it kept him amused for a very long time. I have to admit, that I was not good at this game at all, so I was happy to let him take over, despite feeling very OLD afterward. Personally, I think Rabbids Rumble is definitely geared towards a younger player – they love funny and weird and have a deep appreciation for bodily functions after all.

Rabbids Rumble 3DS is rated E10+ (for Crude humour, mild cartoon violence) and is available at Amazon and ToysRUs.

You can check out the official Rabbids Rumble 3DS trailer below!

Just Dance 4 – Review #CleverJD4

22nd November 2012

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The great thing about this time of year is the chance to spend time with family, eat too much and laugh at those who slowly pass out from carb overload. This year, however, I suggest you challenge your family members to some fun instead – it will rouse the sleepy. For those celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, Just Dance 4 is the perfect way to add some fun (and exercise) to your celebration. You will dance, sweat and laugh like crazy – it is a guaranteed fun time.

I had the chance to review Ubisoft’s Just Dance 4 with my family and we absolutely LOVE it. The best thing about this game is that four people can play/dance at the same time – perfect for family get togethers and holidays!! Ahem, Thanksgiving.

My kids and I cannot stop playing – we are obsessed. The concept is simple – you mimic the dancer on the screen as closely as possible, and the better you are it, the more points (mojo) you earn. There are tons of song options which only increase the more you dance and the more points you earn, which then helps you increase your mojo. From Rick Astley, to One Direction, to Barry White, the choreography and music covers all genres. Once you fill the mojo bar, you move to the next stage and you earn gifts and unlock new songs and game modes.

One of my favorite parts of the game is that you have the option to “generate” a video after a dance, which is basically a short video of your dance moves. Yes, the Kinect records your moves and then speeds them up so you can watch the glory. My kids and I think these are really funny, although my eight year old is convinced he has a future as a dancer.

There is also a Just Sweat Mode – which is basically a dance workout that can last 10, 25 or 45 minutes in length. It will track the calories you burn as well. Definitely a fun way to work out and have some fun at the same time.

You also have the option to get online and join the Just Dance 4 community online. You can shop for new song downloads, keep up to date on Just Dance 4 news, and connect with friends and their stats as well.

Oh look, another cute video of my son dancing like a rock star:

If you haven’t realized yet – Just Dance 4 is crazy fun and worth every penny. I love this game, my eight and six year olds both love the game, so I insist you go out right now and buy it. You can find it at Amazon.

Imagine Fashion Life – A Review #UbiFashionLife

21st November 2012

Ubisoft’s Imagine Fashion Life for the 3DS is a game that is all about fashion and is set in Fashion Town.

There are several characters that are unlocked throughout the game but the player is Emma, who is new to the fashion scene. The game begins with you choosing a career – designer, top model, or manager, and then you complete tasks within in each career to progress. As you progress and complete missions, you become more famous.

Within Fashion Town, there are several buildings that you can access via map. What you choose as your career will determine the buildings you will spend time in and what you will do there.

There is also an online option to this game that will allow you to download additional content for the game, but it isn’t necessary to play the game. This game can also be played in 3D or 2D if you prefer. The game is very similar to Imagine Babyz in that you watch the game on the top screen, and maneuver/play the game on the bottom screen.

The game is rated E for everyone but I think it’s probably geared towards an older child (tweens) – there were too many steps and instructions to keep my six year old interested for long. I would have also liked to see an option to be able to alter the avatar beyond outfit and hair. All the characters in this game look pretty much the same, and I think it would be great to be able to make the main character your own.

For the tweens on your holiday gift list, Imagine Fashion Life can be purchased at Amazon.com

Imagine Babyz 3DS – A Review #ImagineBabyz

21st November 2012

I was recently sent the Ubisoft Imagine Babyz game for the Nintendo 3DS to review and no one was more thrilled than my six year old daughter.

The premise of the game is that the player is a young pediatric nurse recently recruited by a famous international au pair agency. As an au pair, you travel the world taking care of babies until you have enough experience to open your own day care.  You begin the game by personalizing and naming your avatar. You are then asked a series of questions, by the head of agency, Miss Wilhelmina to determine your baby “missions”. You get to choose from three different babies in three different parts of the world. Once you’ve chosen your baby, you are given a series of objectives that you need to complete to successfully take care of the baby, like bathing, changing their diaper and feeding. Once you’ve accomplished your objectives, you move on to the next family. Once you’ve successfully helped three babies, you move to the next chapter of the game.

As you play, the game also “blogs” your experiences in the game – the blog is updated automatically with each mission objective completed and you can choose to take a related “picture ” of each objective.

When playing the game on the 3DS, you can choose to play in 3D or not, it really doesn’t affect your ability to play. My old lady eyeballs preferred to play without the 3D option and it was enjoyable regardless. The game uses both screens – you see what’s happening on the top screen and you use the stylus to play the game on the bottom screen. Learning how to play was very simple for both myself and my daughter because the game walks you through every part of the game very clearly. There is also a message center where your “boss” and fellow au pairs will leave you messages about your progress.

I thought this game was really cute and I predicted my daughter would really enjoy it and she did.  She LOVED this game and taking care of all “her” babies. These are her thoughts:

“This is my favorite game ever. I liked all the babies and taking care of the babies and all the babies are so cute. They sound like babies and I can take their pictures and feed them. I want to play this game all day.”

Yup, she liked the babies!

This would make a great gift this holiday season. The game is rated E for everyone, and you can find it at Amazon.com!

Horses 3D Nintendo 3DS Game – Review

16th May 2012

Horses 3D is a fun, simulation game that allows the player to care for horses. The game begins by asking you a series of questions such as what your favorite equestrian dream sport is, favorite music and favorite colour. You then get to personalize your character and horse, which then help to create your Horses 3D profile.

Again there is a lot of reading in this game, so that is something to consider when purchasing this game. The game gives you a series of tasks that you need to complete to continue with the game, however it is very good at helping you along to the next task. There are fun challenges and game throughout as well, like racing others and competing in competing in horse events. You learn to take care of your horse and can run a stable of up to 15 horses. My five year old LOVES this game. She is a big fan of animals and horses, and loved “taking care of her horse”. Horses 3D is a definite hit in our house!

Horses 3D is rated E for everyone and please remember that Nintendo suggests that the 3D mode be used by children seven and up – the game can be enjoyed in both modes.

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #UbiChamps

The Smurfs Dance Party Wii Game – Review

30th August 2011

I was really excited to be chosen as part of the new UbiChamps program with the CleverGirls recently (LOVE the CleverGirls)FYI: If you don’t know who the Clever Girls are, you’re missing out – go here for more info!

As an official UbiChamp, I will receive Ubisoft games to review throughout the year – and the first one we received was The Smurfs Dance Party for the Wii. I happily volunteered for this one because I thought both my seven and my four year old would enjoy it.

The Smurf Dance Party, from the makers of Just Dance, is a super fun dance game starring the Smurfs – which are everywhere right now and really popular again. The game is based on their new movie, The Smurfs, which is great because you actually get to see clips of the movie when playing the Story mode of the game – my kids enjoyed that. The game also be played in Dance mode, which is purely dancing along to the various songs. Players can earn awards when completing or reaching certain parts of the game and parents can even keep track of game statistics including play time and calories burned. (I will say that I was surprised to see the calorie tracker actually – it’s not really something I think is necessary for a kids game to be honest.)

I love that, as long as you can hold the remote correctly, you are able to play the game – this really allows the younger set to have fun. Songs also range in level of difficulty, so that adult players can also be challenged. Although I left most of the game playing to my kids, I tried it out and danced to a few of the songs. I found it really fun, especially when playing “against” my kids, and actually a bit of a workout. The game also has a team mode so that players can play as teams, and a freeze and shake mode for more fun. The songs were upbeat and catchy, and my kids were singing along right from the get go. Proof it’s a cute game? Look below – there’s Papa Smurf getting down. How can you stand the cute?

So what did my seven year old son think of it?

“I thought it was really fun – some of the dancing was easy, and some was hard. My favorite part is when they show parts from the movie. My least favorite part is that it only involves dancing.” (I found the last part of his review kind of hilarious, seeing this is a DANCE game.)

And let’s not forget what the four year old thinks,

“I didn’t like that the bad guy (Gargamel) is singing – he looked mean. But I LOVED the character Smurfette and what Smurfette was singing because she’s so cute. It was a great game – I loved the Smurf Dance Party game.”

Here’s a short video of the kids playing the game for the first time:

I think this is a fun game that the entire family will enjoy, especially the little ones. You can find it here on Amazon.com and ToysRUs.com.

    Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

    Ubisoft Your Shape Xbox Kinect Game – Review & Giveaway

    14th March 2011

    It’s amazing how many options now exist when working out at home.

    Your Shape for the Xbox Kinect is actually the first workout game that my kids and I have had a chance to try out on the Xbox 360. As with all the Kinect games, you require no controller – just room to move, so that the sensors can properly read you.

    Your Shape begins by allowing you to create your profile, and it literally scans your body to take measurements, which will then be used to tailor exercises for you. The kids were AMAZED by the body scanning – they got to see Mommy’s “bones” so it was a thrill for them. Less thrilling for me was the very realistic reflection looking back at me during the workout – not pretty at all. Also, a huge eye-opener, as if I need yet another one.

    The game is separated into three different fitness modes – Personal Training, Fitness Classes, and Gym Games. The Training is the main part of Your Shape, where you work along with a trainer on over 80 different exercises routines. It is extremely accurate, and it had no problem reading my every move. The Fitness Classes include Cardio Boxing and Zen – loved the cardio boxing routine that I tried out. It was really fun, and a great workout. Finally, the Gym Glasses were the biggest hit with my kids, and again, really fun.

    I think this is a great option for working out at home, and a family-friendly one too!!

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    Thanks to  and Ubisoft, I have ONE copy of the Your Shape Fitness Evolved fitness game for one lucky winner!

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