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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Leapster is a revolutionary children's product. It's a system many parents have been waiting for, because it combines the fun gaming experience typically found on Game Boy Advance with solid educational purpose.
Is It Any Good?
While both GBA-SP and Leapster feature a full-color backlit gaming screen and similar gaming controls, the new Leapster system has many features that distinguish it from GBA-SP and make it a much more appealing system for young children. More than just a handheld gaming system, it's also an electronic book reader, a digital art studio, and an interactive video player.
But what's really impressive is that the educational content and difficulty of the gameplay adjust on the fly. If a child is struggling with the arcade aspect of the game, it becomes easier. If the child is struggling with an educational concept, the content gets easier and a tutorial appears to teach the concept. For young kids, Leapster is leaving GBA-SP in the dust.
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