We picked a pre-owned copy of this up from Game for £24.99 for my daughter when she was 6 years old (she is now 7 going on 8) and is also a fan of the online game.
This is a 3+ game which has very basic controls and is easy to understand and navigate around with cherry music and sound effects.
The premise of the game is to complete all the missions as an Elite Penguin Force Agent. As well as the main game, there are also mini games. One of the good things about this DS game (if your child does have an online account) is that you can earn coins by completing missions and mini-games and transfer them wirelessly to your club penguin account. This was definitely something that made this game appeal more to my daughter.
Herbert P. Bear Esq. is the culprit and it is his dastardly plans that you, as Agent, must unravel and stop him from carrying them out!
This game also comes with an agent card which has a code on it that you can use on online to unlock new items for your online penguin.
The game automatically saves your progress which is great for younger players.
You get to create your own penguin at the start so can decide how your agent will look which my daughter particularly enjoyed doing and has you go through the game you unlook more accessories to dress him or her up in.
This game can be downloaded so that two players can play together. The graphics, although fairly basic, are very bright and colourful as are the sound effects and music.
Basically this is a very simple but fun and entertaining game to play but is aimed towards younger players in my opinion. Now aged 7, she doesn't play with it as much anymore so it doesn't have huge longevity, therefore I am only awarding it three stars overall.
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After completing the first Club Penguin game called Club Penguin: Elite Force, my sister was still following this fad and decided she still loved these cartoony creatures and was given the Club Penguin: Herberts Revenge DS game after asking for it for weeks up to her birthday. I thought it would be as good as the other game, but this one was really poorly done.
The rating for it is still three plus, and like I said in my previous review for Club Penguin:Elite Force, I still believe that this game is suitable for those seven and up, as this game is quite wordy and will require a basic but good reading skill that a three year old just won't have. I bought it from the preowned section in my local GAME store for about £15 and although this seemed reasonable when I bought it, I would not buy it for this price again.
There aren't as many missions as the previous game, there are about ten when in the previous there was about thirteen or fourteen, so gameplay within this has really decreased. Another bad point is that many of the games included in the missions available are on the Internet already for free, so really you are just paying for the fact that you have it in hard copy. These missions they have given are also very easy, as before they were quite challenging, however now they have just gotten way too easy and can be completed like that.
Customising has really decreased to as you can't walk around the island casually anymore, and dressing your own penguin isn't even included anymore. My sister was really dissapointed with this, as a main part of her enjoying the Club Penguin series is that she gets to dress up her own penguin and customise it to suit her.
In conclusion, if you'd rather have the handheld console version of Club Penguin games for a price than free, I would buy this game. However, they are not that difficult and the gameplay is really limited and quite quick to finish. Even my younger sister found this game easy peasy, and she is the target audience!