Old technology - very unsatisfying screen
I gave my 4 year old girl this one on Christmas 2011. She opened it, played with it for 5 mins and never asked for it back. The screen technology is obviously circa 5 years ago at least. I was ok and understood going in that it didn't come with many games and that add on games are expensive. I understood that it would go through a lot of batteries. I understood that it needs to be connected online at some point for updates etc, although it did work right out of the box so that was good. The form factor was fine - buttons fine, seemed like the build quality was fine - seemed durable enough to hold. Good that there's a case for it. It uses the cartridge game system but you can download some too. The stylus it came with was fine. I was really interested in getting something educational and fun – I thought even an older version of the Leapfrog would work, but once your kid plays with your smart phone or tablet, this will not compare. I give my kid credit for not throwing it back at me! Again, I can’t say enough, stay away because it is very very unsatisfying. I like the name and surrounding ecosystem and skipped the Explorer and went to the Leap Pad. She can’t put the Leap Pad down – absolutely loves it!
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