Even better is the ability to jam with others who own the game. Up to four friends can play together, each using their DS as an instrument; and their jam session can be saved as a song. That song can be used to create a music video featuring backgrounds found in the adventure game. If you have a Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, you will be able to upload your video to the internet and explore the videos others have created.
For Hannah Montana fans, this software is a must. And it's a good warm-up act to this holiday's other hot music video games: Guitar Hero III and Rock Band.
Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5)
Best for ages 8-12
From Disney Interactive, www.HannahMontanaVideoGames.com, $30, Nintendo DS.
Jinny Gudmundsen is the kid-tech columnist for Gannett News Service and USA Today.com, and is also the editor of Computing with Kids Ezine.