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Wolverine and the X-Men (Leapster)

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Good educational content lost in scary, violent imagery.

Game Leapster 2 , Leapster 2010
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The integration of the educational content in Wolverine and the X-Men works very well in some areas (using the map to locate countries, using geometry to break codes and slash through metal doors) and less in others (using letter sounds to locate kidnapped allies). Most notable here, though, is the violent imagery. Yes, the game is based on superheroes who, by definition, will get into fights, but the inclusion of flat-out fight scenes with no educational content is surprising. And the presence of guns in the game is actually quite shocking, even if they are never used.

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.

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