My eldest daughter is 4 1/2 years old and has never had an interest in any type of computer games, I had looked at this game for Christmas but it was selling at £25 at that point and I felt that it could be a waste of money so didn't buy it. The week after Christmas my husband decided to trade in some old games and we found that the Peppa Pig game was selling for £18 new and £15 second hand so as we weren't spending real cash as such we decided to buy her the game and see how we went.
The game is available for the Wii and the Nintendo DS, the Wii game comes in a white case like a DVD box and shows Peppa at the forefront of the picture with George running behind. In the background there is a picture of Mummy and Daddy pig in the car and the house they live in. The front cover attracted out daughter as soon as she walked into the shop probably as it showed everything she knew well from the TV show.
When you first turn on the game you have to enter your name on the first screen, there is space for three different names so more than one person can have a game saved at any one time, the keyboard to type your name in is in the same order as a qwerty keyboard which I found quite strange as the game is for children that would be at an age where they would be learning letters and the alphabet. The second screen of the game allows your child to choose if they would like to play as Peppa Pig or George Pig, my daughter always selects Peppa.
The main game screen shows 4 different shapes with different pictures inside, three of the shapes lead to further menus whereas the fourth one with a bright yellow star on it takes you to the achievements screen. The first shape shows Peppa Pig in the bath with little chickens running along the bottom, George hiding in a basket and finally a frying pan and plate of pancakes each one represents a different game. The second shape shows Peppa pig in a puddle and an artists palette and paint brush. The third shape shows the family car, a kite and a snowman.
When you press on each of the shapes listed above you are taken to a further menu screen where you can pick which game you or your child would like to play, below is the choice of games.
Car Trip - This game has the whole family sat in the car with 6 different coloured buttons above, when you play in the untimed game you press the buttons to see what funny things happen to the car and when you play in the timed game you have to watch the sequence of the colours lighting up and repeat the colours in the correct order. My daughter very quickly got bored of the untimed game but is getting quite good at remembering the sequences in the timed session and seems to enjoy the game. I think this game is great when you play it timed as it is helping to improve my daughters memory.
Pancakes - The game is set at the kitchen worktop where you have a bowl of pancake mixture, a hob, a frying pan and a plate. The idea of the game is that you pour the mixture into the frying pan and cook the pancake, you must flip the pancake in the air to turn it in the pan to cook the other side and then flip the pancake out of the pan and land it on the plate.