Suitable games for children?

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  1. Orusaka
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    So, my Supercard One arrived in the mail today, so I'm going to gift my old R4 to one of my cousins. However, I'm not really read on the whole children's games for the DS topic. So, anyone have any ideas on what games might suit a 9-ish year old girl? Preferably games that doesn't count too heavily on story, as her English wouldn't be amazing, as you might figure.
     
  2. Berthenk

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    You could try Line Rider 2 Unbound (if you can find it), it's great fun, and it's without shooting or anything like that. It's all about making some sort of track, and then letting a guy ride around the track.
    And it has a great soundtrack (not that that matters).
     
  3. Raika

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    kirby superstar ultra?? [​IMG] or maybe new super mario bros?
     
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    Both good suggestions. Taking note of those. I think maybe I'll need to look into what's popular with the kids these days, though. I reckon what games she'll like will be equally dependant on the franchise as the quality of the game. I saw her playing a bratz game, and she loved that. I don't neccessarily mind violence either, as long it's not too intense.
     
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    I would second that suggestion for Kirby: Super Star Ultra.

    Also, Drawn to Life is a nice child-oriented platformer that immerses the player by having them scribble in certain elements of the game. If she's really into basic drawing and free-creation, this would be a good choice. There's even a Spongebob Squarepants Edition if she's into that guy.

    Lastly, I'd have to throw in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Lots to do and tons of freedom and choices in multiple areas of the game. Good replayability.

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    There are lots of Disney and Pixar and strawberry shortcake and barbie type games if she is a girly girl.
     
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    Meteos (Not Disney) is a pretty good and easy to pick up and play puzzle game. Super Princess Peach is a fun (slightly girly) platformer.
     
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    It's a girl so.. Super Princess Peach? Nintendogs? Animal Crossing? EBA (if she's into pop music she might like it)?
     
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    Cooking Mama may be a fun game. Not much reading in that game except for directions of how to do things.
     
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    When i was 9 my english was good enough to play a game with a storyline :/
     
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    Try mario games, line rider, cooking mama. etc
     
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    Yeah, but she's not a native English speaker, if you catch my drift. Say, would you have been comfortable playing a spanish game when you were 9?
     
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    Call of Duty lol jks. Try Kirby Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Mario Kart? Not Drawn to Life, a two year old would be bored of that game. New Super Mario Bros., but i don't really recommend Line Rider because the graphics aren't too good. I dunno, your choice mate. Oh and Animal Crossing: Wild World.
     
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    Phoenix Wright to give her a taste of how its like to be a lawyer/detective!! [​IMG] just joking try kirby canvas curse [​IMG]
     
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    Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Cooking Mama 1 and 2, Mario Kart, Elite Beat Agents, and Rythm games are good
     
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    resident evil DS because if zombies attack her she will know wat to do [​IMG]