LeapFrog LeapTV : Review
The next review we have from the wonderful guys at LeapFrog is the all new Leap TV! Since its launch in October 2014 we have been eager to get our hands on this new console for Leah to test out. Then back in June LeapFrog offered to let us review one as part of our LeapFrog Princesses Party, throwing in a copy of the Sofia The First LeapTV game.
Recommended for children aged 3+, this great new console is just the best for young children new to gaming but also its interactive so it keeps minds and bodies moving!
Contents of the box include;
- Console Stand
- Motion Sensing Camera
- Camera Stand
- 1x Transforming controller with wrist strap
- HDMI Cable
- AC Adapter
This console also features built in Wifi (with the added extra of using the Ethernet port) ideal for downloading new content and also a hard drive of 16gb for storing new games. New games can be bought in stores to use by cartridge or can be purchased from the Leapfrog App Store and then downloaded onto the console.
We couldn’t wait to get this console installed on our TV and set up ready for playing. All in all this took about 45 minutes after setting up a user profile on the Leapfrog Webpage (using a PC), connecting it to the internet and leaving it to install updates.
Switching the console on for gaming use for the first time was very exciting, and Leah couldn’t wait to get playing. The front of the console features an on/off switch and a home button, the home button allows you to exit your game at any time to return to the home screen.
To launch a game simply insert the game cartridge to the front of the console and with your transforming controller secured on your wrist in “wand mode” guide your cursor on the screen to launch the Sofia The First Game. This game is recommended for children aged 3+ and with a number of games to play, including flying with Minimus, Sledding, Garden Phonics and much more this game is not only endless amounts of fun but incredibly educational. Promoting skills such as Phonics, Alphabet, Word Sounds and Rhyme this game has hidden educational factors in fun games. This game is available to buy as a cartridge at your local high street toy store or online with an RRP of £24.99.
We are really enjoying our journey with the Leap TV kit and are already eyeing up games for Leah to add to her collection. The Leap TV set is available to buy from most high street toy stores or online with an RRP of £59.99 its a fantastic piece of kit for any active young child starting their journey in the world of gaming.
During our time with the Leap TV I have recorded Leah playing her favourite games;