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Julie Maloney

Phineas and Ferb Ride Again

I am a proud mother of a brilliant little five year old who is quite passionate about the cartoon Phineas and Ferb.  Of course, when I ask him why he likes it he says it's because they "Build stuff and talk", so when I flashed in front of him I didn't quite know what type of reaction to expect.

What'd I hear?  I heard the sound of him ripping it out of my hands and trying to pry the wrapper off and he excitedly yelled "OH COOL!  A Phineas and Ferb Game?!  Aw, that's SWEET!"

Here is the product description and some of the key features of the game ()-

Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again provides non-stop fun for fans as they build all new cool rides. Race in an awesome skateboard and mine cart, do cool tricks on your surfboard, and battle aliens in your spaceship.Players will avoid obstacles, tackle new puzzles, use cool gadgets, and participate in zany mini-games. It’s an adventure with Phineas and Ferb in four new worlds inspired by familiar locations from the show. Fans can also jump into action and play as Agent P to save the day from the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

  • Build wild rides including a skateboard, spaceship, mine cart and surfboard.
  • Participate in a variety of mini-games to gain gadget upgrades including a jet pack and X-ray goggles.
  • Play as Agent P as he battles Dr. D and his robots
  • Interact with characters from the show including Candace, Isabella, Baljeet and Buford.
  • Compete in DSi specific camera controlled mini-game, and share rides and compete against friends with DS downloadable content

Now my son is only five and a half (he's making me say "And a half" now) so he's not quite advanced enough to appreciate this game the way an older child would but he loved the vibrant colors, famous characters and hearing the familiar phrases used in the show. 

He's not quite ready for the reading portion so I had to do a lot of the reading for him but he recently had an eye exam and his right eye is slightly weaker than his left so the doctor said he needs to wear an eye patch to help strengthen the weaker eye.  The doctor actually recommended he play video games and asked if that would be a problem for me. 

After laughing for a solid five minutes, I said I have no shortage of video games and hearing that they are actually doctor recommended for things like strengthening his eyes because of the vibrant colors and interaction, I flashed back to when I was a kid and I was told how horrible video games were for me. 

Jake has mastered a few levels of the main game and there are mini-games in there that are more his level that he can play.  The more mini-games he completes, the harder the levels get so this is a game that will grow with him.  As his reading ability progresses, so will his ability to play . 



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