Tinker Bell

Let’s get things straight from the beginning – if you’re an adult – you’re gonna find this game pretty humdrum – but if you’re a seven year old girl with a fascination for fairies you’re gonna love it.

Nintendo DS

Publisher: Disney Interactive

Distributor: Funtastic

Let’s get things straight from the beginning – if you’re an adult – you’re gonna find this game pretty humdrum – but if you’re a seven year old girl with a fascination for fairies you’re gonna love it.

Those of you that have read JM Barrie’s classic children’s book Peter Pan will already be well versed in the lore of Tinker Bell – Peter’s wilful fairy companion – but this game takes its cues from a new Disney film of the same name which serves up Tinker Bell’s story from her arrival in Pixies Hollow, home of the fairies.

Players explore Tinker Bell’s world, complete quests, gather items and embark on mini adventures all against a backdrop of colourful Disney art. You meet and interact with other fairies as you explore Pixies Hollow and learn new ways to ‘Tinker’ – repairing broken items, finding lost things or just kicking back enjoying the surrounds of Pixie Hollow.

The game plays out using the DS real time clock – so you watch sun’s rise and fall across Pixie Hollow and the seasons change as well.

Little girls will love the fact that they can truly customise their Tinker Bell with over 100 unique outfits and accessories and the game allows their creativity to roam free as they gather materials and jewels to create presents for their Pixie Hollow friends.

There are a stack of mini games within the game – so Tinker Bell might find herself painting ladybugs or catching dew drops whilst the game itself enforces some basic social skills for young kids such as learning to share and interact with others – and if there are any budding young entrepeneurs out there – they’ll surely enjoy the games bartering sessions.

Tinker Bell also features D Gamer- the new online community for Disney Gamers; so you can chat with friends, share accessories and earn in-game points to unlock exclusive content.

Tinker Bell also looks great – it is based on a Disney game after all. And whilst little girls will love it – it’s not for tiny ones – kids do need to be able to read to play the game.



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