Parents' Guide to

VSmile TV Learning System

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Gaming system is too hard for preschoolers.

Game VSmile 2004
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

perfect for age 3-9

i love v smile learning game system . this is totally educational. my kids love to play this. i bought them all this game's cartridges to them. appropriate for age 3- 9.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The gameplay is too difficult for the preschool crowd. Kid-testers younger than 5 quickly lost interest because they didn't have the hand-eye coordination and patience required to make characters jump at just the right time to land on moving platforms. The system provides a two-player option, but VTech missed the boat here too, because instead of having them play at the same time, it makes each child wait to take a turn.

With the current software, this system isn't a good fit for preschoolers, but can be fun for 5- to 7-year-olds looking to play video games. You might want to consider it if you have a child who is between 5 and 7 years old and he/she has older siblings who are gaming -- this is a way to help the younger sibling fit in. However, if your objective is to provide quality learning in a gaming format, choose Leapster instead.

Game Details

  • Platform: VSmile
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: VTech Electronics
  • Release date: December 3, 2004
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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