My daughter got the game for her birthday in August - the first game she has had for her new DS. Being the first we had no idea what to expect or how to play it.
The graphics are excellent - several layers to the background and the game has lots of levels to complete. There aer 4 main characters with a couple of bonus ones as well. Each character has different abilities - the hippo can squash things and dive, the lion can roar, climp and jump, the giraffe can sneeze, double jump, dig and hide and the zebra can run, low jump, kick and hide.
You can gain extra points by collection gold coins and gain extra abilities for the characters by completing bonus levels.
I have spend many hours playing this game and it is appealing for adults and young children alike.
As a first game for the ds I can thoroughly recommend it.