Brother Bear

Rating: 4.5
Publisher: Buena Vista Games (formerly Disney Interactive)
Web site: www.buenavistagames.com
Phone: 818-553-5000
Copyright: 2003
Price: $29.95
Platform: Windows XP/Me/95/98
Age range: 3 up
Grade Level: P, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teaches: logic
CSR Review: Children take on the role of bear Kenai as he and Koda explore their way through three 3D environments on a quest to find the Northern Lights. They've got to stay one step ahead of the hunter who's pursuing them, while avoiding obstacles and collecting mystical totems. These totems give the bears special powers, like being able to fly like an eagle or leap great distances like a wolf. Seven characters from the Brother Bear movie are featured in the game, and the humor and adventure make the transition from large to small screen nicely. Although the game is marketed to kids ages 6 and older, the gameplay can be challenging. Our nine to fourteen year old testers liked the game, but even they got stuck. Requires DirectX 9.0, by KnowWonder. "I think it's amazing."

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