LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Card Game - 21155 Reviews
Click to see larger image

LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Card Game - 21155

10 ratings (10 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Very Good
5 stars
4 stars
3
3 stars
5
2 stars
2
1 star
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Definitely has some bugs...

Oct 11, 2009
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Very Good

  • Durability:

Pros:good built-in game
portable
educational

Cons:SD cards rarely work
online\customer support poor
stylus pen needs frequent callibration

The Bottom Line: I really like the concept and the cartridge games are great, but overall the system boasts way more than it actually performs.


I bought one of these for my daughter's 5th bday and it worked for about 3 months before it stopped recognizing the stylus pen and I assumed that it was broken.

After buying a 2nd one (because after all we had invested nearly $70 in cartridges alone) on sale from leapfrog.com, we found that it did the exact same thing and apparently it needs callibrated OFTEN.  Sometimes 5 times a day and my children really don't play them that much, but I was satisfied just to get them working again until I decided that I wanted to use the online functions.  I really wish that I'd never installed that software or told my now 6 year old what you are supposed to be able to do with it.  I own the recommended SanDisk SD card and it DOES NOT recognize it despite following all the troubleshooting.

Since one of the big benefits of the leapster handhelds vs. the leapster TV we already had is that it's portable, but there's nothing quite like trying to drive down the road and calculate a stylus because it stopped working for the fourth or fifth time in a single day. 

I'm also very disappointed in the lack of customer service on leapfrog's part.  I spent hours researching how to troubleshoot both problems only to wind up still not being able to use the online functions and now when the SD card is in it doesn't even recognize that the leapster is connected to the computer.  I own all of the following leapfrog products: Leapster tv (with 2 controllers - despite the fact that nearly all games are one player), baby's first leappad, my first leappad & leappad with microphone which is why I continued purchasing the same brand.

I generally expect that products designed for a 4 year old's use should be easy enough for an adult to operate.  If you need a class to learn callibration & SD card syncing then it's just not user friendly.


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 50
Type of Toy: Educational
Age Range of Child: 6 to 8 Years


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Brand Leapfrog Leapster Toy Story 3 Game Cartridge Sealed

Brand Leapfrog Leapster Toy Story 3 Game Cartridge Sealed

This auction is for 1 Brand-New, Factory-Sealed LeapFrog Leapster Toy Story 3 Game Cartridge .It is compatible with Leapster Leapster 2 .
eBay

$8.97

FREE Shipping
LeapFrog Leapster GS Explorer - Pink

LeapFrog Leapster GS Explorer - Pink

Find electronic learning systems at Target.com! Leapstergs explorer is the ultimate learning game system that delivers the high-quality gaming and fas...
Target

$29.49

+$5.78 shipping
Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Camera & Video Recorder

Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Camera & Video Recorder

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Camera and Video Recorder Your kids can take pictures and shoot videos with the LeapFrog Leapster Explorer camera and video...
eBay

$14.00

+$4.12 shipping
LeapFrog - Leapster AC Adapter

LeapFrog - Leapster AC Adapter

Learn more about Leapster AC Adapter. (Flash demo) Plug in this fast and kid-friendly AC adapter to surge your children's learning potential. Safe and...
Best Buy

$19.99

+$2.99 shipping
Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Camera And Video Recorder Attachment Only

Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Camera And Video Recorder Attachment Only

New LeapFrog Leapster Explorer Camera and Video Recorder Attachment Only Orders that are completed by 10am CST ship same business day! Froo www.froo.c...
eBay
Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Fun Photo Camera & Video Recorder Ages 4-9 Yrs

Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Fun Photo Camera & Video Recorder Ages 4-9 Yrs

HELLO EVERYONE WE HAVE FOR YOU CONSIDERATION THIS LeapFrog LEAPSTER EXPLORER FUN PHOTO CAMERA VIDEO RECORDER GAME ACCESSORY We Are Offering You This L...
eBay

$9.99

FREE Shipping
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Game App Download Card

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Game App Download Card

Turn it, twist, shake itplay it Use this LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Game App Download Card to download exciting game apps for the LeapPad Explorer tabl...
Toys R Us

$24.99

+$5.99 shipping
Lot Of Leapfrog Leapster Games: Disney Toy Story 3, Outwit & Animal Genius Nip

Lot Of Leapfrog Leapster Games: Disney Toy Story 3, Outwit & Animal Genius Nip

Listed is a lot of new in package LeapFrog Leapster Game s . * Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 - teaches: letters word building, phonics, numbers equations, ...
eBay

$19.79

FREE Shipping
LEAPFROG EXPLORER SW APP CENTER-DOWNLOAD CARD-Toys & Games-Early Childhood-Leapf

LEAPFROG EXPLORER SW APP CENTER-DOWNLOAD CARD-Toys & Games-Early Childhood-Leapf

Choose from 50+ LeapFrog learning apps and download your own learning and fun! The LeapFrog App Center offers even more ways to play and learn, with a...
Sears Marketplace
Leapfrog Barbie $20.00 Digital Download Card, Walmart Exclusive

Leapfrog Barbie $20.00 Digital Download Card, Walmart Exclusive

The Barbie $20.00 Leapfrog App Center Download Card will let your or your child download from a selection of over 800 learning games, eBooks, audio bo...
Walmart.com

$16.25

+$4.97 shipping