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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Adventure Sketchers

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.

Game LeapFrog games 2014
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With an emphasis on creativity and adventure over more traditional educational skill building, LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Adventure Sketchers feels more like a video game than previous LeapFrog titles. For kids clamoring for games that don't feel like part of a lesson plan, this is a great addition to the LeapFrog library. Kids will enjoy drawing or decorating their own heroes, recording their own sounds (be prepared, parents!), and exploring with a sense of freedom.

The story is fluff, but who cares? If the game falters at all, it's in the controls, especially in the Pen of Power area. In addition to lacking the color brown (useful for skin, hair, tree trunks, and a variety of other things), the drawing tools can be frustrating to use with any accuracy. Similar challenges arise as gameplay gets harder and jumps need more precision. But the game is fun and and unique, so know your child. If they'll be easily frustrated by a drawing that doesn't look "just so" or by having to replay certain areas again and again, pass on this one. Otherwise, don't be surprised if you have to drag them away from this creative adventure.

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