12-year-old kid tester,
lists his favorite games -- and the reasons why he loves them -- on this page.
These include games for the PC, video games (Game Cube, GameBoy
Advance), and online kids' games. He
updates this list every so often, so be sure to come back and get
his latest recommendations.
Crossing for GameCube
game is fun for almost any age. What you do is you are
assigned a character who you name, and you live in a town.
You start off with a small home that you have to pay off by
working for a shop owner named Tom Nook. You meet other
animals and talk to them. It's really fun because after you
set the clock and date, your characters live in real time.
There are special events on different days. Just for fun, I
changed the clock to a later date and explored. But my house
was full of cockroaches and bats, and there were weeds all
over the town, so I set it back to the current date. The
good thing was that I could keep any item that I got in the
future and bring it back to the present. You fish, catch
bugs, dig holes, and cut down trees. Digging in certain
areas can give you special items like fossils and gyroids.
My character, who I named Terry, has a house that is now
almost 4 or 5 times the size the house he started with. He
has a basement now too. I just recently got the
GameCube-GameBoy Advance link cable, and it adds some new
features to the game. I can now get better patterns and
pattern-making tools for my character (you use the patterns
on your character's clothes), and Terry can now go to a
of the game can be found here.
Buy Animal Crossing
for the GameCube at Amazon.com.
Ultra Lionel Train Town Deluxe (for the PC)
is one of my favorite games for the computer. I can get
lost in this game for a long time! You have to do jobs by
moving your train around all sorts of wild tracks in weird
towns. They are called jobs but this is not work. It's
challenging but it is very fun. Sometimes, you have to solve
logic puzzles or word or math puzzles. Other times you have
to save the planet from aliens. You get to build your own
tracks for your train too. I've had this game for awhile,
but I still love it a lot.
Buy Traintown Deluxe
for the PC at Amazon.com.
NeoPets -- Web Site
This web site takes up tons of my time. I just cannot
stop playing this. Why? Because it is so involving and fun
with dozens of games to play, a variety of things to do, and
virtual pets to take care of!
You learn a little about money when you play this game
because you have to earn money (NeoPoints) in games before
you can buy food, toys, homes, etc. for your pets. Of
course, when you first sign up, you are given some currency
to start with. You can create a shop to sell some of your
goods to people who play the NeoPets game from all over the
world. I have, to date, earned over 2000 NeoPoints with my
If you want to go to the site, click on any of these two
images here (these are just two of the neopets that I take
care of), or click on the banner at the bottom of this page.
You will need to sign in (it's free!) and create an account.
Then, start taking care of your NeoPets.
This is such an addictive game. There is nothing more
awesome than this when you consider it is absolutely free.
article about Neopets here
Neopets voice-activated toy review here.
I first started playing The Logical Journey of the
Zoombins original game when I was 7. Although
I hadn't played it for a while, recently I picked up playing
it again. This game is great. You have to design little blue
creatures called Zoombinis, then lead your bands of
Zoombinis to freedom. You have to think about how you can
get them past all the challenges, and it gets harder the
more you play. I even had a Zoombinis birthday party when I
was 8 because I loved them so much.
This new game is amazing. It has great 3D graphics and
new activities. My favorite activity is Chez Norf, which is
a restaurant. You have to serve the Norfs the right
combinations of food on trays, but you don't know exactly
what they want. They only give you clues instead of telling
you what they want to eat.
review of Zoombins Mountain Rescue.
Mountain Rescue at Amazon.com or a better deal: the bundle (which includes both
Zoombinis Logical Journey and the second title, Mountain Rescue) Zoombinis Mini 2 Pack
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