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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Transformers Rescue Bots: Race to the Rescue

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Robot platformer demystifies natural disasters.

Game LeapFrog games 2013
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age 10+

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age 10+


This game has the Bot characters shooting at drones, robots and machines and little else. We stopped playing when I heard my 5 year old yelling, "Die, die, die" at the screen while trying to destroy a 'disaster machine'. I certainly didn't think a game from LeapFrog would have violence at this level or of this type. The only thing that resembles the series -- where the bots may be destroyed but not because any character shoots them -- are the Bot characters and the narration, which is done by a Cody voice. Limited educational content about natural disasters. It's a shame and a waste of money! Worst Leapster game ever! I would never have expected something like this from the 'experts' at LeapFrog!!

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Transformers Rescue Bots: Race to the Rescue is a gem in so many ways. The platform-style gameplay is appealing to kids, especially those who have experience with other gaming systems. The educational material is well-woven into the story line. Indeed, it doesn't drill kids on what they've learned, but it does make the "instruction" so compelling that it's hard to forget. In one animation, kids are asked to grab an ice crystal and bump it against others to form lightning. During another exercise, kids remove blocks of trees to create a firebreak.

The one major drawback is the controls. Kids who aren't gamers may struggle with the platform-style gameplay. Jumping from platform to platform is tricky, and the controls occasionally seem to have a mind of their own. A game for a preschooler or kindergartner should be easier to navigate, so it may end up appealing more to older kids, especially after the first level or two.

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