Ratatouille (Leapster version)

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Movie tie-in games with an educational twist.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Language
Consumerism

Based on the Ratatouille license.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these games are appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, and all the games have an educational purpose. The games can be played by two children sharing one Leapster, with each playing at his or her own level of difficulty. Another positive feature is that kids can't fail at these games.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of an infant and 4 year old Written bymlj2374 July 7, 2010

If you like the movie your kid will like the game

My 4 year old loves this game. He loved the movie so the game is a nice addition. It makes him want to cook with me :0
Kid, 4 years old September 23, 2009
Teen, 14 years old Written byleapsterfan1144 March 23, 2018

Really Fun

This games lets you make your own recipes, it is really fun to unlock recipes as well.

What's it about?

Young children who enjoyed the movie Ratatouille but are too young to play the Ratatouille console video games can play with Remy in educational games for ages 4 to 7 for the Leapster. In RATATOUILLE, kids join Remy in Paris for five cute educational games that teach reading, spelling, and food facts. Four of the games can be played on three levels of difficulty, each of which roughly correlates to preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in terms of the educational material presented.

In the sewers of Paris, children steer Remy's raft as he grabs letters. In the kitchen of Gusteau's restaurant, kids help Remy collect ingredients that have letters needed to spell words. Other games require sorting foods by attributes and matching apartment windows by sounds, shapes, letters, opposites, and other age-appropriate categories. Kids earn recipes they can make by using the touch screen of the Leapster to stir, break eggs, and follow other directions, and they can try creating their own.

Is it any good?

To kids, the games are simply fun; but parents will appreciate the hidden educational agenda. The mechanics are well thought out for young children, and the games offer tutorials when children are struggling. Kids won't fail at these games, because the gameplay simply redirects them to the correct choice. Ratatouille looks and plays well on the Leapster.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether Remy's presence makes the games more fun. Would these games still be fun if they didn't star a famous branded character?

Game details

  • Platforms: Leapster
  • Price: $24.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: LeapFrog
  • Release date: May 7, 2007
  • Genre: Edutainment
  • ESRB rating: NR

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