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Imagine: Figure Skater (DS)

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Manufacturer: Ubi Soft / Genre: Sports / ESRB Rating: E - (Everyone) / PEGI Age Rating: Age 3+ / Max. Number Of Players: 1 / Release Date: August, 2008

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      23.05.2009 19:05
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      Fairly good game would recommend - especially if you have an interest in skating.

      --Background--

      In this game you play a young figure skater who is entering competitions. You have chance to make your character a better performer by practicing skating and increasing skills such as stamina.

      --What happens?--

      To begin with you get to choose from 3 characters and give your character a name. You are then introduced to Coach Summers who is your coach and tells you what to do throughout the game. There are various areas you can visit in the game:

      The training centre - Here you meet Coach Kline and this is where you can play mini games to improve your skills such as your stamina.

      The school - You can go to class and talk to your friends and teachers here.

      Your room - You can talk to your mum, who gives you an allowance. This is also the place where you need to go to save your game.

      The skating rink - this is where the coach is, you can go here to talk to her if you don't know what to do. This is also where you can practice the new skating moves you need to learn.

      The skate shop - Here you can buy new outfits and accessories using your allowance money or the money you win in competitions.

      In each week of the game you have a goal you must meet to proceed to the next level. This normally involves playing mini games at the training centre and then practising skills at the rink.

      --Controls--

      When playing the mini games you use the stylus to click and drag items on the touch screen. To move areas on the map you can click the area with the stylus. When practising skate moves the stylus is also used to follow a pattern.

      --Opinion--

      This game is ok. The storyline is quite nice as you work your way up through the competitions trying to beat your rivals e.t.c. I found the mini games were ok and fairly challenging, because you have to work on different skills at different times the games aren't too repetitive. You get little side missions some times which gives the game a bit more variety, for example you find an abandoned puppy and have to find somewhere to keep him.

      Overall though I found this game a little bit boring especially as I'm not that interested in skating. However, I can't really fault it.

      --Recommendations--

      I would recommend this game for girls, unless the boy is particularly interested in skating. You can only play a girl character. I would recommend for older children or teenagers. You need to be able to read instructions to be able to play, so not too younger children.

      --Pricing--

      This game is currently priced at £9.22 on Amazon. Reduced from £29.99. I think the reduced price is a brilliant price and would definately recommend buying before the price increases.

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