Do the explorer games we already own work on the leap pad? From what I've read, all the leapster explorer game cartridges are interchangeable with the leappad. That made me think I wanted to...
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Do the explorer games we already own work on the leap pad? From what I've read, all the leapster explorer game cartridges are interchangeable with the leappad. That made me think I wanted to buy the leappad for my son for Christmas. However, I was in a store yesterday and saw that the games are marked either "explorer only" or "leappad and explorer". So, now I'm wondering if the games I already own (bought within the past year) really won't work in the leappad. For example, we own Mr. Pencil for the explorer. So, will that cartridge automaticlaly work in the leappad or will I have to buy Mr. Pencil again? Can someone please clear this up for me?
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All games marked for the Explorer / Explorer GS / LeapPad / LeadPad 2 are interchangeable. We have an Explorer and a LeapPad 2 and have ~6 game cartridges for the Explorer that my son uses in his new LeapPad 2 with no issues. You can also download and install Leapster Connect on your computer and buy games online to download directly onto any of the 4 devices listed above. This way you don't have to worry about losing cartridges.
the games that are marked 'explorer' only says so because they were made prior to the release of the LeapPad. Explorer games are compatible with the leappad; it is the same cartrigde. We just bought 2 of such marked games just because they say so and I think that is the reason they were so discounted. I think they just changed the picture; but the box it came only says for the explorer only.
I just bought a LeapPad2 and a Leapster Explorer, I was looking at games on Amazon and when I search LeapPad 2 games, it gives me all explorer options. Before I place my order, will Explorer games work for LeapPad2?? Thanks