Suburban Timewaster

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Archive for the tag “edutainment”

Hot Dog Stand: The Works (Amazon.com)

You’re in charge of your very own hot dog stand and you need to meet the goal before the game ends. Can you use all of your business skills to make your stand successful?

That’s right; I’m reviewing a game for little kids. I would have never even touched this game if it weren’t for an email from Christopher Doran about his upcoming game, Culina: Hands in the Kitchen (which is currently being greenlighted on Steam). One of the games that inspired him was this one. There’s nothing to say about the plot except the only characters you’ll find are talking hot dogs. Yet they’re okay with you selling hot dogs for people to eat. Is this a world where the human race enslaves living hot dogs and, if no one buys them, they serve them as food?

The game play is that of a typical business sim. You fulfill the items on your checklist. Then you buy products and sell them in your stand. Make sure you meet the goal before the game ends.

This game is stupid and weird. I give it 0 out of 10; don’t waste your money on it.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Wii Shop)


Donkey Kong’s back and this time he’s teaching his son math. Can Junior master his father’s lessons?

After Donkey Kong 3, the makers decided it wasn’t stupid enough and decided to make a learning game. There is no plot in this and the whole purpose of the game play is to add, subtract, multiply and divide various numbers in order to reach the number Donkey Kong holds up. It shouldn’t be too hard if you’ve graduated from Elementary School. The numbers are scattered throughout the screen and you control Junior when you climb the vines to collect numbers. You also jump from platform to platform to collect the right signs.

This game is stupid and boring. I give it 0 out of 10; a horrible attempt at edutainment.

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