Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure (360)
While its race-themed, time-based levels provide plenty of controller-free, limb-flailing fun, it’s Kinect Rush‘s appealing Pixar presentation that will keep kids of all ages playing; favorite characters and familiar environments from Up, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Cars, and Ratatouille are richly rendered in this fast-paced, family-friendly adventure.?
Kinectimals: Now with Bears (360)
Featuring lush visuals, dynamic animations, immersive sound effects, and intuitive gesture-based controls, Kinectimals lets young animal lovers interact, play, and care for adorable baby lions, tigers, and bears — it’s the next best thing to inviting an actual lion cub into your living room!
Where's My Perry? (iOS, Android)
Much more than just Where’s My Water? with a platypus paint-job, Where’s My Perry? builds on its predecessor’s successful physics-fueled, water-based puzzling play; in addition to featuring Phineas and Pherb‘s fedora-sporting spy/pet, it introduces a new story, fresh challenges, and a slick style based on Perry’s secret agent persona.
SPY Mouse (iOS, Android)
As a suave, smart, gadget-using spy — who happens to be a rodent — players are tasked with tackling a variety of clever objectives, inventive puzzles, and maze-like levels, all while outsmarting feline foes and chasing a trail of cheese. Addictive gameplay and plenty of personality help this one stand out from the puzzle-app pack.
Doodle Fit 2: Around the World (iOS)
Packed with globe-trotting content and can’t-put-it-down appeal, Doodle Fit 2: Around the World puts a fresh spin on the puzzle genre by requiring players to solve brain-benders in a variety of creative ways; using simple pieces, they must form shape- and image-based puzzles based on iconic locales from all over the map.
Double Fine Happy Action Theater (360)
More a collection of do-what-you-want interactive activities than objective-based mini-games, Happy Action Theater encourages kids to have fun while using their imaginations; whether stomping cities like Godzilla, having snowball fights, shooting fireworks from their finger tips, or wading through volcanic lava, no other experience allows kids to let loose like this in their living rooms.
Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Based on the same smile-inducing formula that first saw plumber brothers Mario and Luigi saving Princess Peach so many years ago, New Super Mario Bros. Wii introduces today’s gaming generation to the Mushroom Kingdom. This time though, the side-scrolling fun supports four players, allowing the entire family to cooperate — or compete — for gold coins, hidden secrets, and a chance to best Bowser.
Disney Epic Mickey (Wii)
As magical as a fireworks display over Cinderella’s Castle, this Mickey Mouse-starring adventure unfolds in an endlessly inspired, but somewhat skewed version of a Disney theme park dubbed ”Wasteland.” Thankfully, the mascot mouse enters this land of misfit attractions and characters with a powerful paintbrush capable of shaping his story as well as the world around him.
Free Realms (PC, PS3)
Like World of Warcraft for tweens, this free-to-play massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) is jam-packed with mini-games and activities — hunt for treasure, adopt a pet, race go-karts. Offering a safe and secure environment, Free Realms‘ virtual fantasy world is the perfect place for budding mouse-and-keyboard players to begin their social gaming adventures.