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Leapster 2nd Grade: Musical Menace

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun game challenges brains -- and reflexes.

Game Leapster 2006
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Gameplay and educational content are interwoven well. Kids climb ladders and vines, jump on moving platforms and trampolines, slide down ramps, and fight bad guys by playing loud music. But they'll need both skillful timing -- and math skills -- to advance. For example, to answer a question like 50+49, kids must jump onto the platform labeled 99 and not jump on the one labeled 55.

The game can be quite challenging for kids who are new to video gaming, even with the tutorial. Our testers found that while they frequently knew the correct answer to an academic question, they'd get it "wrong" because they couldn't make their character jump onto the correct platform. In the end, Leapster 2nd Grade: Musical Menace is a good fit for kids who already enjoy playing video games.

Game Details

  • Platform: Leapster
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: LeapFrog
  • Release date: August 1, 2006
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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