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14/04/2011 Family Junior Gamer Review
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Peppa Pig: Theme Park Fun DS

Peppa Pig: Theme Park Fun

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Minigames

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Peppa Pig Theme Park Fun is another impressive game for really young players. A story and more involved challenges join the physics based fun. Our junior gamer gives us the low down.

There are a lot of games aimed at younger players that are just grownup games with different graphics and made easier. But Peppa Pig is quite different to those.

The game looks a lot like the TV program that I watch with my little brother, now I'm a bit old for it - I still like it though. But it's the way the different games move around that is the best bit.

Each minigame has different controls and a series of things you have to do. The bits of the game that you have to move around with the DS pen, and put in the right place, all feel like they are really there.

When you touch the screen they move to exactly where you put them rather than just clicking into place. It makes the games much more fun. Also the games are a bit more complicated because you can solve them in different ways.

When you touch the screen they move to exactly where you put them.

My little brother often just moves things all over the place to try and finish a challenge. This works sometimes, but when I show him what you actually have to do he gets on a lot better.

Peppa Pig Theme Park Fun is quite like the other Peppa Pig games on the DS, but this time there is more of a story to work through as well. You don't have all the different activities there at the beginning. You have to unlock them one at a time. This was fun until our save file was deleted by mistake. I had to play through the games again to catch back up to where we should have been.

There are a few games in the story that have become our favourites. I like the tool search car fixing game, and my brother likes making sandwiches - although he always just puts absolutely all the ingredients in every one. I don't think I would eat them, but the game doesn't seem to mind, apart from say "that's an unusual sandwich, oink!"

My younger brother (he's four) seems like the perfect age for the game as well.

We haven't unlocked them all yet, but the box says there are 18 different games to play. I guess we are over half way then. I'm looking forward to unlocking the bumper car game at the fairground - there's a picture of it on the back of the pack so I know it is coming up soon.

Being a bit old for Peppa Pig now I didn't think I'd enjoy the game, but actually it is quite fun. My younger brother is really into the TV show (he's four) and seems like the perfect age for the game as well.

Written by Ben Loverrock

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Ben Loverrock writes the Junior Gamer column.

"Playing games when you are five isn't easy, but I've found some really good ones and I like writing about them. My dad helps me type out my reviews and then reads them back to me so I can check there aren't any confusing words."


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