Parents' Guide to

Animal Genius (Leapster)

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Kids will go wild for this educational Leapster game.

Game Leapster 2006
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The games play off of kids' natural affinity for mazes, "I Spy"-type games, and hidden-pictures activities. Music, interesting voices, and wacky facts help sustain kids' interest. But the real hook is the use of photorealistic material along with animations. For added interest, the software also randomly triggers an "Animal Alert" that sends players scrambling through each of the habitats to find an animal that's wandered into the wrong habitat.

Parents will appreciate the voiceovers that identify all animals and words, making it easy for even non-readers to learn.

Game Details

  • Platform: Leapster
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: LeapFrog
  • Release date: September 8, 2006
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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