Last night was a “curl up and watch a movie” kinda night. We had tornado-like storms with high winds, a lot of rain, thunder, and lightening. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a movie night around here because my toddler usually can’t sit still long enough to watch anything longer than 10 minutes, so we decided to dust off the Wii and play a game. It’s been a while since we played a new Wii game since we have been trying to do as many outdoor activities as possible.
We popped in the latest Ice Age game: Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games and had very high expectations of the game. Just by the name alone I knew that it consisted of Mini Games, which is great for young kids. I didn’t realize that the games would be quick and the game would be over within a half hour. Sure, this is plenty of play time for my toddler, but the fact that the ENTIRE game took a half hour to complete left me feeling like there was something missing.
Don’t get me wrong- the mini games and the overall game play is good for a young child. My almost three year old was able to play most of the mini games, which is great because it kept her entertained, but for older kids they might need more of a challenge. Perhaps it would be a great game to play over and over to improve your score each time.
Would I recommend it? Maybe for a younger crowd- like my toddler who is just starting to get the concept of gaming. We had a fun time playing it for the first time and my toddler woke up this morning asking to play it again- so I know she had a good time and I’m happy that she can practice her gaming skill and coordination with fun characters.
You can purchase Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games on Amazon for around $29.99.