Hotel Transylvania Nintendo 3DS

We have not watched the movie Hotel Transylvania yet, but it is definitely on our list to do so! It was the #1 Grossing Movie Ever back in September.

Vampires, Werewolves, and Mummies oh my! When my boy’s favorite characters come out in video game form, they neeeed to try it out.

Where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters that they are with no humans around to bother them. Dracula’s beloved daughter Mavis is turning 118 and Dracula has invited a few of his closest friends: Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Werewolf family to Hotel Transylvania to celebrate her special day. Catering to these monsters is a delight for Dracula, but everything could change for the overprotective father when one ordinary guy stumbles through the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Play through a wide variety of spooky locations, solving tons of puzzles and battling tough bosses in this side-scrolling, action-packed adventure!

  • 1400 Hidden Gems!
  • 18 monsters searching for 1 Human
  • A Monstrous Good Time

The Nintendo 3DS has awesome graphics with popping out images and I love when a game makes them think instead of just act.

Monster fun? oh yeah! I know my boys will have a spooktacular time!

Hotel Transylvania for the Nintendo 3DS is rated 10+ (though I’m comfortable with my 8yr old playing) and is available on Amazon today for $28.48

Have you seen the movie yet? Do you have a favorite 3DS game?


I was sent this game for my post and all opinions are my own.

Cradle of Rome 2 Nintendo DS & 3DS Giveaway ~ 2 Winners!

I should let C’Man write today’s post. He likes playing his new Cradle of Rome 2 3DS game and just sat done with me for a half an hour or so to show me what it’s all about.

The concept is simple ~ gather enough gold and materials to rebuild Rome to its former glory.

We accomplish this by passing the match 3 boards. Three objects in a row remove them from the board and new ones are replaced. Can we finish the level and get rid of the blue boxes before time runs out? If yes, we will be deeply rewarded!

Once our food, money, & building piles are large enough we can start building. A well, a hunter’s hut, and a sawmill. There is definitely more, but we haven’t gotten that far yet.

Each match 3 level gets harder and we need to pass them to make our construction go faster.

I enjoyed my time with C’Man as he patiently explained what I needed to do. He will tell you that I quickly caught on and was having fun on my own matching up the boxes and earning points for him. It got quite addictive!

The 3DS effects are great and the images pop out of the screen to give it a more real life look.

Games that make little (and big) minds work are ok with me! 🙂


Available on Amazon: DS for $19.96 & 3DS for $29.96

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I received this game for review. All opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on July 14, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US/Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.