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Parents' Guide to

Up (Leapster)

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Educational, but biting dogs may bother youngest players.

Game Leapster , Leapster 2 2009
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The Up game for Leapster offers three fun, nicely planned out mini-games. The gameplay is far more interesting than simply answering math problems, thanks to some nice added elements. In the dog-dodging game, for instance, Russel can throw a ball to distract the dogs or hop on the back of Kevin (the giant bird) for a speed boost. The goal of filling your adventure book ties the mini-games together, but it would have been nice to get some larger sense of story from the game.

Online interaction: Leapster 2 users can win rewards, like certificates or coloring pages, which can be downloaded from the website when the Leapster 2 unit is connected to a PC via USB cable. With an online account at, parents can also track their children's progress through this same connection.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Leapster , Leapster 2
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: LeapFrog
  • Release date: September 1, 2009
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: April 5, 2019

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