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I don't always find games made from movies all that fun, but this game is very fun. The graphics are awsome and you are able to switch between the two main characters. This game is sort of difficult, but it makes it more fun. Especially, if you liked the movie you should try the game. Its a great kids game.
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I agree with TrillTexas that a smaller child will have problems with game play. I have a 6 year old who can play MarioKart and other games all day, but he couldn't go a few minutes without asking me to take over.
Yes, the guide says 10 and over, but I thought that was just because in today's PC world the "violence" might offend. It's not the case, although you are beating people and flipping them off cliffs.
For example, to use the wheel tool for picking locks a large DOWN ARROW and the letter C flashes on the screen. My son tapped the C, but didn't realize he had to keep doing it for a long period of time (long to a 6 yr old). I tried explaining it to him over the phone (he called me at work to ask how to get past it), and even when I got home that evening, he still didn't master it until I'd showed him a couple times. Later on, you have to hit a sequence of buttons, again flashed and random, in a short period of time (<1 second each).
For older kids, possibly 10 and over, this is a great and fun game. If your child is under 9 or 8, you probably want to pass unless you plan to spend considerable time with them playing the game (for them in some cases).
posted by gramywheels (INDEPENDENCE, MO) Jun 6, 2011
Member since Feb 2011
I got this game for my grandkids who loved the movie and have loved other Wii games that were attached to movies they had watched and loved. The great thing about Bolt is the interesting and challenging action and wonderful changing playing field. Unfortunately this is soon overtaken by a game is that has becomes too difficult for even extremely skilled young players. By the time the Bolt and Penny get back inside the "compound' the challenge is hard and my grandchildren, (9 and 10) quickly got tired of the constant fighting, and the focus needed to move forward. They no longer seemed to need any skill to move around the environment, they just kept knocking out what was beginning to feel like the same old group of bad folks once again.
I know the game is rated 10+ but quite frequently this rating is a game that my kids play and enjoy. I wasn't like that with Bolt. I have to say for myself, the fighting after a while got redundant and I got tired of it. My kids gave up and had the game sent back before finishing, pretty unusual for them, they more often than not play the game through several times before they are ready to send it back for a new one, or we end up buying it. I would just suggest an adult give Bolt a try (play at least half way through) to see whether it works for the skill level of the children you are getting it for.
Ok first off, the game is ok but not something many would want to play. I find it a little complicated for a child to play. I'm a little displeased with the graphics of this game, it IS after all a wii game, but the graphics on this game remind me of a playstation 2 game. I also dislike that the game is in a 3rd person view, where instead the camera should be centered behind the character. The beginning tutorial for Penny was easy, but Bolts was hard. To play bolt you have to be very fast and quick thinking. I actually almost would have enjoyed playing a Bolt game based off the movie, since the movie was better. I was bored within the first level of this game, and thats why my rating is a 3.
I felt this game was for a much older child range - our twins age 7 were unable to do most of the game elements themselves, they needed much help from their older sister and to a point this fine, but its violent to boot, guns galore - very black night if you ask me. I feel the age should be bumped up to 10+ and then only let your child play it if they are used to 'gun' thing. ours were not.