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Game list for little kids?
« on: March 06, 2011, 12:27:50 pm »


I need to make a kid-friendly list of games for a 4-year old girl. Has anyone done this? or is there a list of games anywhere listed by age or rating?
or a rom sorting program that does this?

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 12:33:22 pm »
Yes, currently building a MAME and would love to know some games to get my (currently 2 and 1/2, but by the time finish the cab she will be 7 years old) daughter started on. Maybe games with an easy mode? Pac Man with only one ghost?
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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 01:51:47 pm »
I've never put together such a list, but Pac Man, Ms. Pac man, etc... would be on there along with Bubble Bobble and Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move.
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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 02:06:35 pm »

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 05:01:19 pm »
Thanks everyone

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 07:55:17 am »
When my sons were very young they played these games over and over and over, etc....:

TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
The Simpsons
Shuffleshot

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 07:59:03 am »
My mates two daughters (2.5 and 6 years old) had great fun playing mario bros on my cab last week....

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 08:29:50 am »
My daughter is 3, her favorites include
Bubble Bobble
Propcycle
World Class Bowling
Marble Madness
Irritating Maze

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 02:46:43 pm »
My son is 2 and for him, the joystick games don't really do much.  He usually holds it in one direction and then gets stuck and frustrated (games like Pacman).  Eventually once he gets older he'll learn, but for now he does really well with trackball games.  In particular:  Hamsterball, Feeding Frenzy 2 and most MAME bowling games.  It's amazing how his hand eye coordination has developed over time.

Hamsterball is great because if you play the "time trials" levels, there is no time limit counting down.  It counts up and you can take as long as you want.  Also, you have unlimited lives.  If you fall off, etc you don't have to worry.  Great learning curve.  Goes for $14.99 but it's worth the money.  You can download the demo here:  http://www.raptisoft.com/download/hamsterballsetup.exe



Feeding Frenzy 2 Goes for $19.95 (I bought mine way cheaper on sale).
http://www.popcap.com/games/feedingfrenzy2



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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 05:50:07 pm »
Oh yes ... I am not sure how I forgot "Feeding Frenzy" and "Feeding Frenzy 2"

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 06:03:09 pm »
Frogger is easy for kids too.

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 08:15:27 am »
My 4 year old son loves Dig Dug and Pacman.

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 10:20:09 pm »
My 10 yr old likes 1942, Rampage, and Kickman/Kick.

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Re: Game list for little kids?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 10:12:21 am »
1944 with invincibility on.

I find that my kids LOVE playing on the arcade machines but the games are mostly too hard (they were meant to eat quarters after all).  With practice they have gotten good at a few (and by good I mean they can clear a level or two) - Dig Dug, Circus Charlie (trampolines), Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga '88, TMNT (after putting in like $10) and Ladybug to name a few...