1950s Lawn Mower Kids DS


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. Dec 5, 2011
    After a strong start with Valet Parking 1989, Zordix has managed to craft yet another simplistic action puzzle game with 1950s Lawn Mower Kids that will definitely appeal to anyone looking for a back-to-basics product. Unfortunately, though, despite having some intriguing gameplay mechanics, camera movement restrictions mar the experience overall, holding this back from being what it deserved to be - a cult classic.
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    This would make a poor choice for a 99p iPhone game. They're asking £4.50 for it. No satisfaction and no fun to be had from this game.
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    So don't bother volunteering for any extra chores around the house to earn money for this one. You might have more fun just actually mowing the yard.
  4. There's a certain amount of tension as the clock ticks, but moving the stylus up and down to mow lawns is both fiddly and a bit dull - you really need to keep all three mowers running at once to succeed. Add in a ravenous dog that wants to bite chunks out of your kids and the result is a gruelling, unforgiving... well, chore.
  5. Sep 7, 2011
    The gameplay is passable and there is a high level of challenge for completionists, but the title falls over in almost every other area.
  6. 40
    The game isn't especially good and I can't recommend it. The developer successfully made a game about summer chores feel like a chore, but I don't know if that was the point.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    Nov 2, 2011
    The game becomes the chore it aims to send up. [Nov 2011, p.75]

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011
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  1. Jan 2, 2017
    This game is cutting edge. A once in a generation masterpiece. You get to mow not one, not two, but THREE mowers at a time! And so manyThis game is cutting edge. A once in a generation masterpiece. You get to mow not one, not two, but THREE mowers at a time! And so many different lawns! And the three characters who you control mowing are so deep and amazingly well written characters. This game changed how I view what it means to be a gamer and a person. Heck, now I could mow my lawn WHILE playing this game... Lawnception! I couldn't recommend this game enough to fellow passionate gamer and lawn enthusiasts. Usually the two go hand and hand. This game defines what a good game is. It is perfection. Full Review »