Or how about Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the fastest-selling video game, in which Sonic must rescue his animal friends? Indeed, many video games have no violent intent: a good chunk of all games involve saving rather than destroying people, animals etc.
Games often require a high level of brain power. Road Rash and Pit Fighter are exceptions, but parents can steer their children clear of these and head them towards games that require you to think, such as the many role-playing games, where you must work out the puzzles.
I have learnt to choose my games carefully; for my parents would most certainly not just buy me games as William Leith suggested; on my pocket money, I am up to about one game every four months.
Alex Sweet, 12
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