Kinect Sesame Street TV Review
Kinect Sesame Street TV Box Art
System: Xbox 360
Dev: Soho Productions
Pub: Microsoft
Release: September 18, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

But that's the key here: These activities are active. The kids get off the couch and are tasked with jumping, clapping, and moving their bodies. They aren't simply pressing buttons and making Grover have a nervous breakdown. They are exercising their bodies and minds. Kinect Sesame Street TV integrates the best parts of our medium into one invaluable learning tool.

Kinect Sesame Street TV Screenshot

Simply purchasing the retail version of the game will get you two DVDs with four thirty-minute episodes each. It's enough to keep any child entertained for quite some time, as many kids ultimately take it upon themselves to attempt to replay failed sections by watching an entire episode over again.

However, this isn't the end of the Kinect Sesame Street TV experience. More episodes are going to come out in the future, and the retail version of the game comes with a season pass that grants you access to all of them. It also grants you access to a whole lot of other stuff, including other non-interactive Sesame Street clips for your child to have fun with.

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It's hard to rate Kinect Sesame Street TV fairly. I'm a hardcore gamer with no kids of my own, so I'm not really part of its target demographic. Luckily, I do have friends with young kids who made for some excellent guinea pigs. The verdict? Kinect Sesame Street TV is awesome. So if you are looking for a cool new game to get your preschooler this holiday season, look into Kinect Sesame Street TV. You'll be happy you did.

By
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: September 20, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.9
Graphics
Live action actors make this look like a real Sesame Street episode.
4.1
Control
The Kinect does not seem to miss a beat when picking up your child's movements.
3.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The Sesame Street cast does a great job in voicing their roles.
4.2
Play Value
Preschoolers will love this.
4.0
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Experience the world of Sesame Street alongside favorite characters, such as Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Elmo, like never before.
  • The magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 allows players to share in the experience through visual and physical interactions with characters of Sesame Street, placing you in the Sesame Street experience.
  • Children can interact with their favorite Sesame Street characters on screen to help them with tasks, play in their world, and learn together.
  • With new content created exclusively for Kinect and access to hundreds of classic clips from the Sesame Street archive, learning has never been so much fun.
  • "Kinect Sesame Street TV" is just one of the new playful learning experiences available for Kinect for Xbox 360 that provide children and families with entirely new ways to learn while having fun and being entertained through interactive TV.


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