Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Your Summer Game Plan to Keep Boredom at Bay; with Six Weeks of No School Ahead, Here Are My Top Titles to Keep the Kids Occupied

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Your Summer Game Plan to Keep Boredom at Bay; with Six Weeks of No School Ahead, Here Are My Top Titles to Keep the Kids Occupied

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DEPENDING on your point of view, the fast approaching school holidays are either a blessing or a curse. From a kid's perspective it's the single best time of the year - six weeks away from school.

From a parent's perspective, there are six weeks with no school and you have to find ways to keep your kids occupied.

To help with that, here are five of the best kids' games out now.

Lego City Undercover PS4, XBOX ONE, PC, Wii U, Switch RELEASED in 2013 as a Nintendo Wii U exclusive, those lovely people at Lego opened the experience up to all gamers with this port. You play as officer Chase McCain, the cop who's been tasked with taking down the evil Rex Fury, who is causing chaos in Lego City.

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Gameplay feels like a highly sanitised Grand Theft Auto, using the vast plastic city as a leaping-off point for missions, which take place in self-contained arenas.

Like all Lego games, this is full of personality, from wisecracking passersby to the thrill of hunting down myriad hidden trinkets. This will appeal to gamers of all ages.

If you already have the original then there is no point re-buying it. Apart from a bare-bones co-operative mode, there are no extras here.

BARGAIN BUY: PS28.47 (PS4) or PS27.74 (XBOX ONE) from amazon.co.uk POOCHY & Yoshi's Woolly World 3DS, Wii U THIS title sees the chubby little dinosaur, and his pal Poochy in world made of wool. Having seen the villainous Magikoopa Kamek reduce Craft Island's Yoshi population to bundles of yarn, the remaining Yoshis must knit them back together again.

Weave yourself platforms to scale hard-to-reach places, bend pipes to clear your route, and pull loose threads to unravel walls and uncover. You can add a further fun dimension with a woolly Poochy amiibo. Bargain Buy: PS28 (3DS) from tesco.com THE LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD Wii U, Switch ONE for older kids. This is brimming with beautifully realised landscapes, taxing puzzles, mysterious landmarks and hidden treasures. …

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