DS makes ‘100 Classic Books’ portableWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
This handheld reading Nintendo DS game provides great interactive reading at an affordable price. Perfect for beginning readers yet extensive enough for bookworms, “100 Classic Books” offers 100 popular public domain classics from authors like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and Jules Verne.
The Nintendo DSi Wi-Fi capabilities allow players to download additional books and DS XL players get a nice bigger-screen advantage. All players can just flick the touch screen to turn the pages of books on their extensive virtual shelf. The graphics enhance this reading experience with slight color differences while audio options provide more appeal through background music or sounds like ocean waves.
Historical book introductions, multi-card options, author biographies and bookmarks (maximum of three books at once) add even more value. A small or large font size helps readability, but the real positive here is the customizable book guide options that progressively give players accurate recommendations. Try a quiz. See if the book was made into a movie. Explore a specific genre or time period. After reading, players can provide a ranking and check other players’ rankings.
This highly recommended mobile reading game is hard to beat at $19.99, especially for avid readers, students and teachers (***1/2, rating not available — check individual book content).