Saturday, August 20, 2011

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Nintendo DS Review

Last night, my husband and I took our two boys to see Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. In Spy Kids 4, Marissa Wilson is trying to be a stepmom to Rebecca and Cecil, who do not seem to want her around. Rebecca feels like Marissa is keeping something from them, and she is right. When they come under attack from the Timekeeper, they escape with the help of their dog and learn that their stepmom is actually a spy and their dog is a robot. It is a ironic that their father has a TV show where he is trying to hunt spies, and all the while he had one (although retired) as a wife.

As we were watching the movie, its main focus is on how precious time is and how we need to treasure the time that we have together as a family. As Rebecca and Cecil help their stepmom save the world, they may help bring together their family as well. My two boys loved the movie. In my youngest son's words "It was awesome." In my opinion it was a cute movie with a great message.

It was appropriate that not only did the movie open Friday, but on the same day we also received the Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Nintendo DS game to review. My kids immediately wanted to play! Here are the details about the game:

In Spy Kids: All the Time in the World the video game, players will step into the shoes of the newest Spy Kids, Rebecca and Cecil, as they race against the clock in this exciting gaming adventure. The Timekeeper is threatening to take over the planet and it's up to you to save the world. Utilize the coolest new hi-tech spy gear to take out swarms of enemies and solve puzzles that stand in your way. The clock is ticking, so gear up and reinvigorate the Spy Kids division for a new generation!

Game features include:
  • Eight levels full of baddies and traps, including: Downtown, OSS Base, OSS Vault, Big Time Watch Repair Shop, and Time Keeper's Lair
  • Play as either Rebecca or Cecil, each with special skills
  • Master state-of-the-art gadgets to fend off enemies and find hidden goodies
  • Navigate environmental puzzles like quicksand, conveyer belts, air vents, slick surfaces, and more
  • Earn special attacks, such as Double Speed Attack, Attack Power-up, Mega Super Power Boom, Blue Cheese Bomb, and more

Our thoughts: My boys love the game! What boy wouldn't want to play as a spy to help save the world. My youngest son (who is four) has played the game the most over the past two days and he has gotten to the third level. When I asked him if he liked playing the game, he said yes and his whole face lit up. It amazes me when I watch my boys play video games that they always seem to know what to do. They probably are better at playing video games than I am. This game is fun for them to play and has captured their interest. All of a sudden, they love the Spy Kids movies, as well as the game.

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I received a copy of the game to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the product.

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