Leapfrog Leapster GS Explorer Review
Introducing the ultimate learning game system! The award-winning Leapfrog Leapster GS Explorer delivers the high-quality gaming and fast-paced action of leading handheld game systems in a kid-tough design.
Snap videos or pictures with the built-in camera and video recorder, and keep your favorites handy with 2GB of onboard memory!
Edit your pics, share them with friends or put yourself in the game!
Control the action and turn up the fun with the all-new motion sensor! You can also drive the fun with kid-friendly controls, or use your finger or stylus to tap and trace on the touch screen.
Works with a library of more than 300 LeapFrog Explorer downloadable apps and action-packed educational games that develop key skills for school, Comes with 3 apps and one app of your choice.
Additional apps and games sold separately.
Get just the amount of challenge you need with auto-leveling games for math, science and problem solving, creativity and life skills and reading—you can even enter math sets and spelling lists from school in select games!
Parents can see and share their child’s learning progress through the online LeapFrog Learning Path.
For children ages 4 to 9 years. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
I tested this Learning game system with two children of different ages to get their thoughts and views.
Both boys loved playing on this system and even though my son is 10 and this is recommended for ages 4-9 years some of the games allowed you to choose an age of 10 and even 11 to play.
I must admit as he is 10 it was very simple for him and didn’t really challenge him as it should do so because of this I definitely agree with the age range it displays on the box.
Installation was quick and simple and the children aged 6 and 10 both could download the free game and register their details with ease.
The console is very solid, chunky and seems pretty much childproof ( we have had a few drops already and it is still working perfectly)
It resembles very much the old Nintendo DS console which I think attracted my son’s attention in the first instance.
I am very impressed as a parent that not only are you having fun but learning too and as I previously worked in Education this is obviously very important to me as it will be to all Parents.
The system comes with a stylus that thankfully is attached ( Finally someone has listened to my cries over missing stylus pens)
You do not even have to leave the house to purchase games as there is a library of 300+ cartridges and app downloads available to purchase online, Since registering I have also been sent 3 for 2 offers on games purchases and my son even got a Happy Birthday email!
It reminds me of a cross between a Nintendo DS and an IPod Touch only cheaper, sturdier and actually helps your child’s education without them even knowing it.They can not mistakenly purchase extras in the game either as they can with IPhones/Ipads which can cost parents a fortune.
The biggest Pro is me is the fact that us Parents can track and check our child’s progress as they play and see what they excel or struggle at.
The biggest Con for me is as you purchase the apps online you can not really ask friends & Relations for games for Birthday & Christmas Gifts.
My children & Nephew have yet to find any low points and love the fact that you can purchase games such as Spongebob & Disney’s Brave.