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Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue (Wii)

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Genre: Family & Entertainment / Release Date: 2009-03-20 / Published by 2K Play

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      25.04.2010 16:43
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      Go Diego Go! The Great Dinosaur Adventure has a retail price of £19.99, though we purchased it for £9.97 from Amazon. Wii games are rarely less than this, so we're happy with the amount we paid.

      The game stars the Diego character from the TV series, though I must admit it's not a TV series we've actually watched. I do recall that Diego is something to do with Dora the Explorer and that they speak a bit of Spanish along with their English, but I'm afraid that's about all I can tell you! We got this game on a recommendation from a friend, as the grandson needed some easy games for getting use to the Wii with. He likes Mario Kart, but it's not fun always coming in last place! So even though we didn't know the Diego character, we got this in the hope it would be easy.

      And that it is. This game uses simple verbal instructions and lots of obvious visual pointers like pictures of the number 2 button when it wants the player to use that button. It uses large print words, so that young readers can work some of the instructions and directions out without an adult needing to stand over them.

      The game mostly involves getting Diego to do simple tasks using the Wiimote. For example, on the first level, things get going with the child being asked to jump up and down pressing the number 2 button as though they were on Diego's pogo stick. The controller actually just requires being moved up and down quickly, but it's a great way to get the kids jumping around anyway!

      The graphics are pretty decent in this game, and the music is fun and inoffensive. Diego speaks a little Spanish here and there, but those who've seen the show will be used to that I guess. The grandson found it a little confusing initially but he's used to it now.

      The downside to this game is that it's incredibly short. There's only a couple of hours play here. It's a shame because young kids need easy games like this, where they just do a bit of jumping, climbing and collecting to get used to using a Wii - but at the same time they will get bored quickly if they are just expected to play the same senarios over and again.

      I definitely recommend this game for youngsters who are new to using a Wii. A bright three or four year old will manage this game, and it's a good introduction for anyone up to about six or seven years old if they've not used a Wii before. It's not the most fun packed game ever invented but it's well made, incredibly well thought out for little ones and a great way to practice using a Wiimote while getting a bit of exercise and having some fun.

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