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1. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 16:39 BST
I want to get the new Boom Blox but am just trying to make sure it is kid friendly( I'm talking about the controls). I want to get a title for the whole family to play but my 7-year-old can get very frustrated. If he can't get something off the bat he tends to never try it again (he is a perfectionist). Along that line, are there other WII titles that are good for a 7-year-old (or even a 4-year-old)?
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2. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 17:23 BST
My boys (5 and 8) both played the first Boom Blox with no problems whatsoever and enjoyed it tremendously. Very easy controls. The throwing mechanic works by aiming where you want to throw, holding down A, then releasing it as you perform a throwing motion.
EDIT - Is he able to handle Wii Sports bowling? If so, he won't have any problems with Boom Blox...similar mechanic.
Edited on Mon 8th June, 2009 @ 17:25 by Kknight
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3. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 17:35 BST
Actually both my 4 and 7 year old can handle (and love) Wii Sports Bowling. Thanks .
What other Wii games do your kids play (if you don't mind my asking)?
4. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 17:46 BST
Don't mind at all ...
They absolutely loved all the LEGO games (Star Wars, Indy, Batman) and completed them all at 100% on Co-op. I think they put 80 or 90 hours into LEGO Star Wars...a pretty big accomplishment since they are only allowed an hour a day if they play alone or two hours a day if they play together.
Brawl and Mario Kart have been continual favorites, especially when friends come over. Excitebots is the current favorite. They played a ton of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games...that was another that got a lot of play with friends too. They played quite a bit of de Blob in both multi-player and single player. F-Zero for GameCube was a very worthwhile bargain buy that still gets played pretty frequently.
As far as single player games that they enjoyed, Mario Galaxy (and the younger one enjoyed "being the pointer" in the "pseudo-multiplayer mode"), Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Black Knight, Dog Island (a great Kid's RPG that was a good incentive to get our older one (7 at the time) to work on improving his reading), and MySims Kingdom...That's all I can remember off the top of my head. I will add more this evening when I can look at our save files to refresh my memory.
Hope that helps!
5. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:46 BST
Wow...that DOES help. My son plays the Lego games ALOT on the DS but I will definitely look into the other ones. I will most likely get Galaxy II when it comes out.
6. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:55 BST
Yeah, the console versions of the LEGO games are great because you can play through the entirety of the game in two-player co-op.
7. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 20:09 BST
My two nieces (4&6) are kept as far away from video games (and the TV) as possible, which I think is best. Not being a parent I shouldn't be so cheeky as to comment but...
...actually never mind, they will love Boom Blox.
8. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 13:44 BST
My two nieces (4&6) are kept as far away from video games (and the TV) as possible, which I think is best. Not being a parent I shouldn't be so cheeky as to comment but......actually never mind, they will love Boom Blox.
Ditto, though my daughter's turning 6. I know her gaming time is coming, but probably not for a few more years...
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9. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 17:58 BST
Crud, I just realized that I forgot to check my save files as promised last night...sorry Merg. I will try again this evening.
10. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 21:02 BST
That's okay Kknight.
11. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:48 BST
Hey, I checked my save files last night...amazingly the only one I forgot to mention was World of Goo. We have had lots of fun playing that 4-player as a family. In fact some of the levels are actually easier with at least two players.
Anyway, let me know if you want any DS suggestions for the kids...I've got plenty of those as well
12. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:55 BST
Great...thanks. For the DS our son plays the LEGO games and Mario Kart. For our daughter we have Smart Girls Playhouse and are getting her Gardening Mama. What do your kids play?
13. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 15:19 BST
We haven't tried any of the DS versions of the LEGO games, are they decent?
Mario Kart got a ton of play with our kids too. We have two DS's and the single cart multiplayer is great. They both liked N+ a lot. Sonic Rush, Tale of Despereaux, Big Brain Academy, Personal Math Trainer (my 8-year-old hated math until we got him this...now he fills out multiplication tables for fun. There is nothing terribly special about the game, I guess it is just more fun for him since he gets to do it on the DS.) The 5-year-old absolutely loves Kirby SuperStar Ultra and has played through almost the whole game by himself without help. He did the same with New Super Mario Bros. Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent are both ongoing favorites. The 5-year-old really liked Mystery Case Files: Millionheir which is a hidden picture type game. Elite Beat Agents, Cooking Mama, Disney Meteos, and Game & Watch Collection.
I probably missed a few, but hopefully that gives you a few good ideas. All of those are games that either got or are getting lots of playtime, so I know they enjoy them. We do a ton of driving so the DS's get lots of play...we really need a 3rd one because my wife is often having to give up her DS to one of the boys on long drives.
14. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 17:55 BST
My son REALLY like the LEGO games particulary Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I would agree with him that they are really fun games.
15. Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2009 18:07 BST
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