MINNEAPOLIS, MN – April 13, 2011 – Activision (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Blip Toys have announced that the first videogame, based on the International Toy Fair’s 2010 Girl Toy of the Year Award Winner, Squinkies™, is now available for the Nintendo DS™ family of handheld systems. Squinkies includes four ultra-rare, lovable Squinkies exclusively available only through purchase of the videogame.

Squinkies incorporates the adorable world of Squinkies and adds in an exciting adventure for players to experience. Players become the Squinkies Princess searching for all of her friends in The Land of the Squinkies. As the player completes various mini-games and solves dynamic puzzles, more Squinkies are found and added to the players’ growing collection. With more than 250 friends to collect, players are sure to find all of their favorite Squinkies friends throughout the entire adventure.

Two sets of four exclusive, ultra-rare Squinkies will come bundled with the initial release of the game giving fans the chance to add to their collection. Faithful fans are also rewarded with codes in specially marked Squinkies toys which will unlock new content within the game.  Fans can collect up to ten different codes for a Squinkies adventure that is out of this world!

Squinkies for Nintendo DS™ is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is now available for $29.99. For more information please visit


I guess I’m totally out of the loop, because I had never heard of Squinkies before I heard about this game. I thought it looked cute and figured my daughter would enjoy it, so I was happy to do the review, but I had no idea that Squinkies are something BIG! When Avery saw that game and the Squinky toys that came with it, she was ecstatic! I guess most of her friends have Squinkies and she was so excited to have some…and to have a game about them was that much sweeter!

The game itself is perfect for kids Avery’s age (she just turned 7). She was able to play without help and she enjoys the challenge. It’s really nice to see some cute DS games for little girls. Maybe there are lots that I haven’t noticed since I have three boys and only one girl, but I always seem to notice lots of boy games and not so many for girls.

The graphics on the game are nice too, and the activities in the game are fun and age appropriate.





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