When I was a little girl, playing video games was more of boy thing. That didn’t stop me of course. I played Super Mario Bros. and Kid Icarus until I couldn’t see straight. Summer mornings were spendt with the curtains drawn to keep the glare of the sun off of the television. A lot of things have changed since I was young and now there are video games made specifically geared towards girls. Here are a couple games that are sure to grab the attention of the young girls on your holiday shopping list this season.
Squinkies fans will be delighted to know that a new game was just released: Squinkies 2 Mall Adventure Surprize for Nintendo DS. This fun game is easy to learn and rated E for Everyone. The object of the game is to find Squinkies by exploring four locations in the newly opened Adventure Mall (the aquarium, food court, wedding castle, and amusement part) and invite them to the Squinkies Grand Opening party. There are more than 600 Squinkies to be discovered in the 16 stages of the game. Fifty of the Squinkies are playable with 10 rare playable Squinkies which can be unlocked in the Gumball Playhouse by collecting magic coins throughout the game. Players will see many of their favorite Squinkies as well as meeting new friends in Adventure Mall Surprize. The game comes bundled with a limited-edition Squinkies collectable 3 piece toy set and retails for $29.99.
Who needs real life pets when you can have Zoobles? Nurture and care for these lovable companions as you set out on an adventure on the magical Zooble Isle in Zoobles Spring to Life. Players can choose from 18 different playable Zoobles and 6 “Happitats” to decorate with furniture and objects they’ve unlocked including kitchens, bathtubs and special items like fountains. Happitats are where your Zoobles live, take baths, cook meals and dress up in fun accessories. Keep your Zoobles happy by socializing them with more than 40 other Zoobles you’ll find in the 6 different areas of the game. Nurture your Zooble by paying attention to how hungry, sleepy or clean they are as these things also attribute to their happiness. The more you explore and the more friends your Zooble makes, the more fun things you’ll be able to do such as hosting dance parties, playing hide-and-seek and doing tricks on a trampoline. For a limited time, the Zoobles Spring to Life video game for Nintendo DS comes with a Zoobles toy to play with. It retails for around $30.
Both of these games are now available for Nintendo DS and rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.
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