- The Profile Menu. You can create up to three different gamer profiles, so the kids can each have their own saved game, and I can have mine.
- Six characters to play and choose from. You can play as Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Clumsy, Brainy, Gutsy, and Grouchy, so all of your favorite characters are there!
- The picture book features. This is great. The book part has a voice-over, which is great since Lily can’t read yet. It’s perfect for younger kids trying to play the game without help. Yay for independence! Plus, having a DS game waved in your face over and over again with your kid screaming “What does it say, Mommy?!” over and over again gets kind of old, right?
- The mini-games. There are a total of nine of them, including Smurf coloring, cake decorating, Smurfette Dress-Up (Lily’s favorite), and Clumsy Kung-Fu (Ayden’s favorite). You can jump from the picture book mode to play mini-games, so getting to them is easy to navigate too, even for the little ones.
Overall, this is a really cute, fun, colorful, family-friendly game that kids of all ages can enjoy. I love that we got it for Nintendo DS too, because my kids take their DS’s everywhere and they love sharing new games with their friends and family. My only problem now is that I only have 1 copy and 2 children. Now that I know it’s a good game I’ll have to grab another.
If you’re interested in picking up The Smurfs 2 for your kids you can find it at your local Game Stop (our favorite video game store- they do trade ins & stuff) or you can order it online from Amazon.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.