Critic & User Reviews
Perfect beginning video game
posted by MiaTNYC (VALLEY STREAM, NY) Jan 30, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The controls for Dora are so easy, and the onscreen guides make it simple for her to follow the controls and follow the story. It is as if she is participating in a cartoon. Usually, she has a very short attention span, but this game can keep her occupied for HOURS. What a godsend!
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
posted by senidog (DALLAS, TX) Nov 30, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
controles were easy to understand.I would recommend
Good game for youngins
posted by jerbear (LOVELOCK, NV) Sep 14, 2009
Member since Oct 2008
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Very short game, even for children.
posted by RonFitz (NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH) Nov 10, 2008
Member since Sep 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
My kids played this for less than 2 hours and completed the game. If I were to purchase this game I would have been upset, event renting it seems like a waste of money. This is a good example of creating a game just to sell the name and not a 'good game'.
That being said, my girls liked seeing Dora and the Snow princess but were disappointed on the short play.
The graphics seemed pretty bad even for Wii.
I don't suggest this game, even if your kids just want a Dora game. Get Diego's Safari instead.
Poor gameplay and graphics, decent controls
posted by turnstep (PHOENIXVILLE, PA) Aug 4, 2012
Member since May 2009
Very annoying is the constant cutscenes, as you approach a "new" challenge which 9/10 involves a long talk just to explain that you once again push the "2" button so Boots can do something.
Another big turnoff is the "backpack" and "map" portions, which require you to tilt the remote to pick the right item. However, because the game insists on talking every time you pick an item "Is this the way to blah blah blah?", and because it is easy to tilt instead of pushing the button, it can be a very frustrating experience for little ones.
The game itself is /very/ repetitive, which is not always a big drawback for little ones, but can grate on the adults helping out! :)
Dora Is a Must
posted by johnwallis (MOUNT VERNON, IN) Dec 29, 2011
Member since Dec 2011
even my three your old ,
Good for preschooler
posted by newberjm01 (SOUTH DAYTON, NY) Nov 19, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
Too short to recommend purchase
posted by mudixon (GRIMESLAND, NC) Feb 17, 2010
Member since Aug 2004
It's a side scrolling game with lots of interruptions using cut scenes (don't get excited, they're not all that cinematic). Just when my 6 year old daughter gets into playing, the game stops when she comes across something. Sure, she can click the minus button to skip the dialog, but she doesn't want to miss something important. One example: every time (not just the first time) you need "backpack" it has to go through the same script, which gets boring quite fast.
Perhaps all these interruptions are on purpose! Why? The game is unbelievably short. If the game didn't stop game play every minute or so, it could be completed easily within an evening. My daughter started game and played it for about an hour, and is already at the piggy pirate ship. (a good chunk of the game is complete).
One thing that didn't bother my daughter much but drove me crazy was the sloppy job the animators did with synchronizing the character's mouth movements with the dialog. Not even close. Looks like an English overdub of a Japanese movie. Graphics are fair, but not overly clean. Sound is poorly mixed, with the background music mixed way too loud in some cases (can't understand Dora or Boots sometimes). Luckily, most of what they're saying isn't all that important, and if you miss something, you can usually figure it out.
Final comment: rent this game, unless you can buy is under $10. It's just not worth full game price.
Not worth the rent
posted by LyndsayJo (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Oct 4, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
Great Kids Game
posted by identity (LONDON, KY) Aug 20, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
Great for beginner wii player
posted by millers (YUCAIPA, CA) Aug 18, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
Yes, it is a short game, but it serves a great purpose for beginning players.
dora saves the slow princess
posted by wasonha (WEEKI WACHEE, FL) Jul 14, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
posted by JBCMommy (BASSETT, NE) Jun 4, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
posted by Kristygirl (SANDY, UT) May 15, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
this is a cute and very enjoyable game for them to play and me to watch.
posted by franser (NORTH PLATTE, NE) Nov 25, 2008
Member since Oct 2008
Dora is awsome
posted by pickelrock (HERNDON, VA) Nov 15, 2008
Member since Jan 2008