DS, Wii, Eidos, £29.99-£39.99

Here’s a quirky title that lets children take on the role of a cartoon Professor Frankenstein and craft their very own monsters using mechanical parts, bits of bodies and a splash or magic.

Once the creations have been brought to life, players pit them against other mix-and-match ogres made by members of the Mad Science Alliance in epic battles. Fresh, funny and blissfully unrelated to any film or TV series, this should keep little monsters occupied for hours.

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