Parents' Guide to

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Pixar Pals

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Solve puzzles, help others with favorite Pixar friends.

Game LeapFrog games 2011
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Pixar Pals is a great way to interact with a nice range of Pixar characters, each in an appropriate environment. Solving the initial maze-like levels the first time around is a fun challenge. You'll need both characters to work together. Unfortunately, you'll need to keep moving around those areas to get puzzle pieces after each game. Some kids may enjoy it, but for others it might become tedious.

The mini-games increase in difficulty which keeps them interesting, but they are all very different. The Toy Story area is full of platforming puzzles which can be hard for younger kids. Some kids will relish the variety, while others may prefer certain mini-games over others. Most kids will enjoy the additional challenge of unlocking all of the achievements for completing various goals. The jigsaw puzzles are a mixed bag. It can take a lot time (and patience) to earn enough pieces to be able to complete a jigsaw puzzle. However, it opens up a new activity just as you're wrapping up an old one. Overall this is a fun game with enough variety to appeal to a range of personalities and interests. This makes Pixar Pals a good title for families with more than one child.

Game Details

  • Platform: LeapFrog games
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: LeapFrog
  • Release date: September 28, 2011
  • Genre: Edutainment
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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