LeapPad/ Leapster Explorer Essentials

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Feb 2, 2013
  1. Hadrian
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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Please only vote for the games you've actually played. Also no Leapster 1 or 2 Games, this is only for the Explorer range!!


    To start things off here are a few of my faves.

    Jewel Train
    Stretchy Monkey
    Roly Poly Picnic 2

    I'll do a Innotab thread soon. Speaking of which, please don't troll here Guild, yes Innotab is better but don't force your opinions on us. :yaywii:
     


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    GRAPHICS.
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    SOUND.
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    Oh bitch please, move on to the next gen!

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    (plays the same games)

    I actually do customer and tech support for Leapfrog and these are genuinely awesome and not at all troublesome devices that break easily*. :mellow:
























    *Vtech are better.
     
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    I don't think I'm ready to for the leap into the NextGen. :creep:
     
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    dat speed
     
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    To be fair, that looks cool for educational game standards. :P

    EDUTAINMENT!
     
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    Face it, there are worse Sonic games made by Sega than that. That game was actually developed by WayForward Technologies, not sure if they did any others but I think Leapfrog only do in house development now.

    It doesn't look too bad for what it's meant for, this is the only title I wanted to look at (purely out of curiosity) but sadly we don't have any carts of this...nor the X-Men ones where you do maths but hey we have shitty Pixar shovelware titles by the thousands!
     
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    If only it had blast processing.
     
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    I think I have something like this device...looks very similar, and takes GBA-like carts. (purple)
     
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    Leapster does what Nintendon't.
     
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    Ok... Don't mind me, go back to whatever games you'll like to play.
     
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    It's okay; some people just can't handle edutainment.
     
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    Legit question. If you hack these can they do GBA emulation and stuff?
     
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    That would be epic.
     
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  20. Hadrian
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    There is very little on the net about what specs these things has. The Leappad & Leapster Explorer (both are pretty much the same but the Leappad is more of a tablet) has a 393Mhz processor and the majority of it is being used for the OS. The Leappad 2 & Leapster Explorer GS has a slightly better processor at 550Mhz. The parts used are very cheap, the Leappad 2 sells for £65 and Leapster GS is now at £35.

    I won't know if it could just by looking at the specs but if you've seen the games on it, they are extremely basic and these devices also use a big majority of the memory for it's OS, I'd say no way it could do GBA emulation. The games mostly look like they are below GBA levels however this one kinda looks DS in quality:


    Doesn't look too bad in the trailer, but if you play this you can see the 3D isn't proper, it's video that is being streamed. Also it stutters a lot throughout. Now seeing that the DS needs a bit of memory to emulate GBA and even then it's not brilliant, I can't say this thing would. Of course these games are very cheaply made so maybe they don't use its full specs, we've seen cheaply made Wii games that look like PSX/N64 titles.
     
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