Scholastic Media sent me the new I Spy DS Game Pack for review on my geek dad blog. If you’ve read the I Spy books or played other I Spy games, then you know this video game involves finding objects on a list. The Nintendo DS game pack features two video games: I Spy Universe and I Spy Fun House. The games are not adrenaline pumping, but they are challenging and can keep your kids busy for hours (and maybe days). That’s a good thing, right?
In I Spy Universe, the sun is fading and you need to repair a generator in order to relight the sun. To repair your generator, you have to acquire parts. You earn parts by finding items in the universe (there are 12 planets). I Spy Universe features 400 missing objects, 36 riddles and six games. The items are on the small size in the top screen of my kid’s DS console. Fortunately, you can zoom in on the bottom screen.
In I SPY Fun House, you’re locked inside the Fun House. To escape, you have to win ten tickets by playing games, riddles, and the Prize Popper challenge. The DS video game features over 50 riddles and more than 200 levels of play. In my opinion, Fun House is easier than I Spy Universe. In addition, I also like the missing items listed on the top screen (instead of toggling back and forth in I Spy Universe).
Christmas is still four months away, but if you like to start your holiday shopping early, then you should consider the I Spy DS Game Pack for your children. The game is inexpensive, and is rated E for Everyone (does not contain violence, bad language or inappropriate material). The I Spy Universe/I Spy Fun House Game Pack is available now for $19.99. However, you can purchase the I Spy Two-Game Pack for Nintendo DS on Amazon for $17.99.