Based on the Channel 5 TV show, Noddy In Toyland features all the usual suspects from Toyland in a package of fifteen different touch-screen-controlled mini-games where you'll be spotting differences, playing pairs, completing a selection of jigsaws - and much more. Generally all the games are simple and familiar, meaning you should be able to get by with a minimum of reading - although a couple of the games do seem a bit on the confusing side to begin with, such as the 'What's Missing?' game, where you need to remember the locations of the items shown on the top screen before they disappear, when you need to touch the places they're missing from.
Noddy In Toyland definitely has a feel of Peppa Pig: The Game about it - a game which went down fantastically with my then-three-year-old cousin, so in theory, kids younger than four should handle Noddy In Toyland too, although, as always, it depends so much on the child. Each mini-game has three different difficulties to it, so in theory, you should be able to find a suitable one to match your child's ability.
There's a myriad of similar games to Noddy In Toyland out there - Peppa Pig: The Game, Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service and Timmy Time to name but a few, so if any of those have gone down well, then Noddy In Toyland will likely go down a treat too. Or maybe, if your child is a huge Noddy fan, it might be a great game to introduce them to the DS with.
Based on the TV show of the same name, Noddy In Toyland should be perfectly suitable for anyone and everyone, at least in terms of content, with no violence, gore or anything scary, making it the perfect game for the little ones.
Noddy In Toyland is an entirely single player game, with no multiplayer options.
Format Reviewed: Nintendo DS