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95 of 96 found the following review helpful:
GREAT starter video game system May 11, 2004
I purchased this unit for my younger children ages 6 and 4. I already had a similar "all in one" game system I purchased at big lots, and my kids love it.
This game is like the old activision/atari type games, but with a spongebob theme. My children LOVE IT! Great games for the younger children that want to play video games, but find the newer systems too difficult to understand or controll.
I play the games once in a while also. They are fun. Simple for today's standards, but well worth the price. I catch my 17 year old playing it occasionally, to see how high a level he can reach. So it can't be all bad. He is used to playing Nintendo Xbox, PS1/2 games!
I recommend rechargable Nimh batteries for this. It tends to use up batteries like a cd player would. So the rechargable type works well. Especially when a child leaves the thing on overnight "accidentally".
If you have an older TV without the proper hookups, you can hook up the game to a VCR that is attached to your TV. Works great on my old and new tv consoles.
The all inclusive game systems are a great thing to keep at grandma's or a friend's house, without having to haul big systems or "pieces" around.
For those die hard gamers out there who are into speed, graphics and technology, this is NOT for you. Being 37 years old, I remember when this type of video game was state of the art. But by today's standards, this unit is simple with basic graphics and controlls. A tad slow on the response time from the joystick is the only fault I can see. But this is minimal.
GREAT system for younger kids to enter the video game realm with an up to date theme. Wonderful for the older player to "remember" the good ol'days of video games where practice, repetition and remembering "patterns" helped get us to higher scores and levels.
I can't wait for the "Spiderman" system that is coming out at the end of September this year. Just like this Spongebob Game, I'll be the first to buy it!
UPDATE: March 2011, OK.. I'm 44 years old now, and my kids are 10 & 13 and 23 & 27, and we have two grandkids now. We found the "ol'spongebob" game and put batteries in it and my kids played it for a few days & had a blast with it all over again, but my 3 yr old grandson just LOVES it, & my 2 year old grand daughter thinks it is pretty cool too! This thing lasts very long, and we did end up getting the spiderman, batman etc.. when they came out, and we still have them all, and now I'm saving them for my young grandchildren. Quality simple video game. Can't beat it for the very young children out there (and the older ones sometimes).
29 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Fun for Families Jun 29, 2004
I bought this for my four year old son since he is a big fan of Spongebob. He LOVES it! The entire family has enjoyed playing it together, something that only games like Mario Kart or Mario Party have done in the past. The games are pretty easy to learn and it helps his hand-eye coordination as well. Another really nice thing about it is that it is not violent like so many games out there today. It is also VERY easy to hook up; we brought it with us to to my parents' house for Father's Day and hooked it up there so all of the kids could play together.
My son has invited many of the kids in the neighborhood over to play, and they have all enjoyed the different games. The only downside is that they have to take turns playing since more than one person cannot play at a time.
Like one of the other reviews said, it does drain batteries, making the colors go out. But buying batteries is still cheaper than buying a video game that can easily get scratched. This is easily worth the $20 that I paid for it!
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
CAN'T STOP PLAYING!! Nov 29, 2004
I bought this for my daughter on a rainy day to introduce her to the world of video games. She is 8. I had played video games when I was her age. I wasn't sure if she would be interested, but she loves it !! I do too. I have found myself sitting for hours after she goes to bed to get to the next level of a game! The maze game is awesome, we love to play it. There are FIVE games total.. and some of them have 20+ levels. It was definitely money well spent. When my daughter's friends come over, they take turns playing and love it!
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
My son loves it!! Sep 18, 2005
By A Fennell
My son loves this game. Although, it is the second one. The first one didn't last long. We had it about three months and the cord had a short in it. We are on our second one, we've had it one month and so far so good. My son loves it so much we had to replace it. It has really helped his hand/eye coordination.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Loved it Dec 27, 2004
By C. Wilder
I bought this for my 8 y.r. old son. We also bought him a Spongebob television, so this game went great with it. I love it , i have been playing with him since yesterday 12/25/04. The different games make me laugh and watching my son play and me trying to beat his score is "priceless". I also enjoy the fact that it for kids. .. not like Grand theft Auto or something rated "M". and I know that all the "games" that plug into the TV is age appropiate.... Enjoy it kids.....
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