Disney Art Academy

NEW YORK  — Parents whose children have an interest in drawing might consider “Disney Art Academy” (Nintendo) a worthwhile purchase. This new video game for the Nintendo … Read More

Chibi-Robo: Spidey Meets Super Mario

NEW YORK  — Combine the adventures of Spider-Man with those of the ubiquitous Mario and you’ve got “Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash,” an entertaining new game for the Nintendo … Read More

Race the Sun: Solar-Powered Fun

NEW YORK — When you play the video game “Race the Sun” (Flippfly) for the first time, it’s easy to get the impression that you’ve been ripped … Read More

Cold War CounterSpy

NEW YORK — Take one part James Bond, one part arcade-game shooting gallery, mix in some Pixar-style animation from “The Incredibles,” and you’ve got “CounterSpy” (Dynamighty), the new … Read More

Mario Kart 8 Supercharges Nintendo

NEW YORK — Can Super Mario save Nintendo? The company received some rough press in 2012, when it produced the Wii U, a new gaming system. Critics … Read More

Beware of bundles, but welcome ‘Tearaway’

NEW YORK — If you’re a parent and your child asks you for a video-game bundle, it’s important to know what this means. Bundles are packages that combine … Read More

Lego: The Hobbit

NEW YORK — These days, when it comes to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), it’s best to be of two minds. On the one hand, there … Read More

MLB 14: The Show

NEW YORK — Is it possible for a sports video game to be too realistic? That curious question is raised by the latest entry in the baseball-themed … Read More