Parents' Guide to

Dora the Explorer Wildlife Rescue

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun, educational Leapster game features Dora and Diego.

Game Leapster 2004
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


There is a crossbow which makes kids explode into guts. Dora frequently says the F word when referring to boots and calls him a S word. Dora is a violent waste and will ruin your christian family. l will let my kids play gta before this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (1):

The games are not only fun and educational, but they also adjust to the child's ability. If the academic questions are too difficult, the content gets easier. If the gaming aspect of the activity is too challenging, it gets simpler. Plus, built-in tutorials offer supportive hints and tips.

The Leapster version of Dora is jazzy because it talks and sings to the child. It's fun because it offers two modes of play. And it is better than the Game Boy edition software because it is educational. With Dora at the helm, Leapster delivers a top-notch video game and raises the bar of excellence in handheld games for kids.

Game Details

  • Platform: Leapster
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: LeapFrog
  • Release date: March 17, 2004
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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