Parents' Guide to

JumpStart 3D Virtual World

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Online learning game set in a big open world is a cut above.

Game Windows 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 7+

It’s good

I think it’s nice and hardworking program like a like and good one
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (31 ):

As so-called edutainment goes, JumpStart 3D Virtual World is top-notch. Few games can make learning to identify prepositions and memorizing multiplication tables authentically fun, but that’s exactly what JumpStart does. It even turns learning into a friendly competition, allowing players to compare their performance (anonymously) with others and providing incentive to play more learning games to earn additional stars and coins that unlock other elements of the game.

Unfortunately, we did run into some technical problems. The game occasionally lagged and even crashed a few times while we were testing it. Plus, the controls, while manageable, aren’t perfect. Moving one’s character around using the arrow keys often feels more like driving a car than controlling what should be a nimble little game avatar. Still, these are issues that we hope will be ironed out as the game matures online. If you’re looking for a way to make learning entertaining for your three-to-ten-year-olds, JumpStart 3D Virtual World is a good place to start.

Online interaction: Players will occasionally run into other player-controlled characters in the hub world and in some mini-games, but they cannot communicate or interact with one another, which means there is no chance for children to experience inappropriate content generated by others.

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