If your kids love the Disney Infinity video game, you’ll love this promotion. As of now, you can download and play the PC version of Disney Infinity for free. That’s right, for FREE. The Incredibles Play Set is now free. Just download and launch the PC game. And then play out the adventure as you try and defeat Syndrome. According to their website, you can even synch the PC game with the app version on your smartphone or tablet. That way you can play on the PC, and then resume play at the same place on your device. Neat, right?
I discovered something new today — an interactive YouTube game called Cheetos Cheetahpult. In the game, you can use either your mouse or smartphone to launch Cheetos at a man lying on the carpet. The Flash video game is easy to play, fun and a bit addictive. Best of all, it’s free. It’s a nice and safe game for your child to play. Note: if your son is like mine, I’m sure he will go for a shot at the groin area and then laugh hysterically. Boys will be boys.
Over the weekend, I played with a game called Space Settlers. The makers of the game have been trying to get me to review the app for about a month now. So I finally set some time to play with the free app on my iPod Touch. According to their iTunes page, Space Settlers is an online multi-player Sci-Fi game that features “mecha combat and real-time strategy” (their words). I never actually got to the combat part because I got bored with the first part of the game and quitted.
I recently checked out Fable: The Journey at the library. I was intrigued by the description on the back cover, which leads you to believe it’s a game about magic. My kids are into magic (thanks to Harry Potter), so I checked out the video game for them. I played the game with my oldest daughter. We both enjoyed Fable: The Journey, but we thought the game starts off really, really slow.
I checked out Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two at the library last week. Unfortunately, I had to return the video game before I started writing this review on my geek dad blog. As a result, I’m writing a review based on my memory. BTW, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is available now for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii U.
I checked out Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey (Disney Interactive Studios) from the library recently. It’s a game geared mainly at little girls. However, my toddler loves it too. Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey is rated E for Everyone. It’s a safe and fun game for young kids. Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey has a list price of $19.99. However, you can currently purchase the video game for $14 on Amazon.
We recently checked out Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft) at the library. All four of my children (ages three to twelve) and I enjoyed the video game. The game is a lot of fun. The girls loved it the most. In fact, my youngest daughter (age seven) played for hours (not a good thing, right?). She had a blast and was hooked. Just Dance 4 is available now for the Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, Xbox Kinect, and Wii U. It has a list of $39.99, but you can currently purchase it for $38.69 on Amazon. The game is rated Everyone 10+.
I saw the 007 Legends video game (Activision) at the library and checked it out. This is not my kind of game. I’m not a fan of 3D-like games that require me to shoot at villains while being shot at. But I am a fan of the James Bond movies, so I checked out the game against my better judgement. I’ve should have stuck with my gut instinct because I didn’t think 007 Legends was very good. It’s not an awful game, but with a list price of $59.99, it should have been better.
Scholastic recently sent me the Goosebumps Horrorland Wii video game for review on my geek dad blog. As you can tell by the title, the game has a ghoulish theme (just like the Goosebumps books and TV series). The kids and I found the game fun and entertaining. It’ll make an excellent holiday gift for a Goosebumps fan. And with a list price of only $29.99 for the Nintendo Wii version, the game won’t cost you an eyeball or limb. If you hurry, you can even purchase Goosebumps Horrorland for only $12.95 on Amazon. The company is also selling the DS version for just $8.26. There is also a Sony Playstation version for $25-$30. The game is rated Everyone 10+.
Over the weekend, I checked out Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure at the library. The game is totally fun — especially if you and your kids love Pixar movies. Kinect Rush features five games in a Disney-Pixar park setting. As you can tell by the title, it’s a video game for the Xbox 360 Kinect system. Kinect Rush (Microsoft ) is available now with a list price of $49.99. However, you can currently purchase it for $29.99 on Amazon.