Explorer Software Pet Pals 2


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Dimensions:5.4" H × 6.4" W × 0.7" LShipping weight:0.2 lbs.UPC:708431390874

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

Customer Reviews of Explorer Software Pet Pals 2


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun app My 3 year old loves this game! This is one of his all-time favorites.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great critical thinking game this game has a lot of critical thinking and strategizing.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My daughter- age 6- enjoys playing it. I hear a lot of giggling
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sooooo cool This app is really cool. I definitely advise it! You take care of up to 2 dogs and it is a never ending games. You will love it if you get it!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun My five year ol really likes to play this game. She says it is fun. Loves the puppies.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun for my 4 yr old son! This is a great app & I wish that I had it when I was a child. My 4 yr old son loves it. It teaches children responsibility, problem solving & compassion...plus a lot more. I would definitely recommend this app to friends.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daughter loved it My 4 year old really loved it and she is hard to get to like certain things that will keep her focused and able to be learning to do what is bein asked and this held her to be able to focus
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very interactive I bought this for my 3 year old grandson and he loves it! He grasped the concepts very quickly and easily maneuvers the game on his own! I would highly recommend this game for kids his age and up .
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product is slow Kids find this product really slow - It keeps going back to the main page each time. Once they are playing it it is fine, but when they have to go back, there is such a long pause. They keep touching the screen ... I tell them they have to be patient, but even I get frustrated with it.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of fun! My son got this for Christmas & he really enjoys playing it.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game Great game, the kids love it! The only drawback is it works on our Leappad2 but not on the Leapad1. The game loaded on the Leappad1 but doesn't want to start which disappoints my kids.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids LOVE this game. Both my kids (4 and 5) love this game, they can care for their puppies and learn about how to care for them at the same time. They love to dress up their dogs and play the mini games as well. We started with one cartridge but after much fighting over the game we ended up downloading it instead.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great app for all ages Downloaded this and the expansion for my girls (2 -8yrs) Ultra, LP2 and Leapster GS when they were on sale and it was so worth it. Instantly one of their favorite games. Even my older boys (who have dsi's love to play it)
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great game but needs more to do.not enough for her to do and she gets bored
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't put it down because it is so awesome!!! No problems with freezing. It's super awesome, fun to play and also I love my puppies. My mom got it for me.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yep...it freezes... Great game! My wife has a Nintendo DS and my daughter always loved playing nintendogs. When she received her leapfrog and got this game for it, she thought she was pretty tough stuff! She showed everyone her dogs and showed off thier tricks. The game does freeze though. We thought it was just hers, maybe even the leapfrog itself. After reading other's reviews, we were half glad and half upset. Glad to hear we arent the only ones with this problem, upset that leapfrog has not issued a patch or update for the game to fix the problem.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not pleased I purchased this game for my three year old. At first it seemed great, but after about a week or so I started to notice my son saying things like "I'm frustracted" or "I'm mad". I realized what the game had been teaching him. I understand learning emotions, but this game seemed to really consintrate on mad, sad and frustracted more then happy or silly. I gave it an average rating because it's not all bad. Not worth what I paid.
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leap Frog pet pals 2 My grandson went on your website and looked through all the games, he chose this one. Now he can't keep the game off! The entire Leap Frog system is absolutley awesome. I bought it for my grandson just under 1 year ago and he can't put it down. He's 6 years old and soon to be 7 and he just loves it!!
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Frustrating My kids LOVE this game so much, they love to take care of the dogs on their game (and actually helped them to want to feed our animals at home too). However, I am not sure if anyone else came acrossed this problem or just me? Everytime they are playing the game (and only this game does it) it freezes up. We have to shut off the system and turn it back on, then they continue trying to play it because they love the game, but of course it ends up freezing all over again, it gets really frustrating. Other than it freezing up we LOVE the game!
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Patch works great! Like other people here have experienced, the game froze within about 10 minutes after gameplay. However, I just connected the LeapPad2 to my computer, it synced for a few seconds, and the issue was completely resolved. The game is great fun! I would recommend spending a few minutes explaining to your very young players about the virtual money/purchasing feature within the game. My daughter accidentally "bought" two pairs of sunglasses for her pup when she had merely intended to try them on him. She was a little sad that she didn't have enough money for other accessories due to her mistake. When you are in a store and you click on a product, a box pops up asking if you wish to purchase it, with a red "x" and a green checkmark as options. If your child is too young to read, they may not understand that they're making a permanent choice. Spending a few minutes in the beginning helping them to navigate around the virtual world of Puppy Town will really go a long way toward enhancing the rest of their experience, as it's pretty intuitive after they get their bearings. Overall, a very fun game!
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from it froze Since I got that game for my two daughter's ipad2 are frozen their ipad . When both play that game in their ipad2 it freeze all the time. I thought was the ipad but for my 2 daughters happened when they play that game?????????. My daughters got mad when it froze and one of them almost broke the ipad.... something is wrong with that game.... it is just happened with this game and not the others I purchased. I am really disappointed with this game
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Freezes! Ok my son loves the game and it's very cute, but it constantly freezes! I tried contacting support and none of their "fixes" fixed the problem. When my son plays it, it freezes on him after 5-15 mins of play. Very disappointed with the quality of this game, but it has potential to be up to parr with leapfrog products if the glich was fixed...rated 3 stars bc of that and bc my son loves it
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Freeze This is a fun game and my son enjoys playing it, but it tends to freeze and I have to remove the batteries in order for his Leap Pad 2 to work again. I downloaded this game, didn't buy a cartridge, and I have done updates on the Leap Pad and the games. Other than the freezing it's a wonderful game.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pet Pals 2 Best of Friends Having the same freezing issues others have had with this game. I have tried updating, as advised, but it still freezes. On top of this the extension pack I downloaded for the game doesn't work either; there are no new puppies to select as described in the extension review.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teaches Social Skills and Early Math This was my 5-year-old's favorite cartridge for a long time. The game won me over when I saw her working hard for "doggy dollars" so she could purchase a new outfit for her dog. I like that she is introduced to the importance of working for cash and money management at such a young age. Now she fully understands when we tell her that we can't afford everything that she sees on TV. Also, she asked if she could have a dollar for pulling up weeds in the garden and then used the dollar for a pack of candy. I honestly believe it was the game that taught her to work for it.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun for kids i have a son (4) and a daughter (8) they both really enjoy this game. well worth the buy!
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from petpals2 This game freezes my son's leapster gs & leappad everytime they play w/ it. Can't even turn off the power button & have to pop out a battery for it to power back on. Been a leapfrog fan x10 yrs, this is the first time disappointed w/ their product. Hoping they will fix this soon.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cute game, but... It's a really cute game. It worked perfectly on my sons Leapster Explorer, when my daughter got a Leappad 2 for Christmas, my son let her have the game. She loved playing it. but it would freeze on her every 10 or 15 minutes! The power button wouldn't even turn it off. I had to pop the battery pack out to turn it off. Needless to say we got rid of the game because I was afraid that long term use might effect the system.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun game, but no longer a challenge. This was one of the first games my daughter had for the leapster explorer. She really enjoys it and still plays it quite often. Only downside is that it seems to be getting too easy for her now, really is no longer a challenge.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pet Pals 2 has a glitch My kids LOVE this game. Only problem is that it freezes their game system. so much that you have to take the batteries out to reset it. This occurs on both our Leapster GS and LeapPad2, so I knew it was the game that was the issue, not the gaming system. I contacted Leap Frog Customer Service and spoke to an extremely friendly and helpful associate. After some research, she told me that they have had several complaints about this game freezing and noted that this game was glitchy. She told me that if she sent another Pet Pals 2, that it may freeze our game systems again. Instead, she offered to send me my choice of any other game (cartridge or downloadable) that was comparable in price. So, I opted for another game. I was really bummed, because my kids love this game. However, I thought it was great that I was sent a new game within just a few days of my phone call. Also, this was a gift from Christmas, so I did not have the receipt and was calling about a month or two after we had been playing it awhile. Note that we do have a friend who has this same game and plays it on her Leap Pad (1st edition) and has no problems. So, I am not sure why some work and some don't. But, my advice is to call Leap Frog if yours freezes up. Hopefully this problem will be fixed soon. It's a really cute game.
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My daughter Gianna loves this game! It is educational, and it teaches her everything while she really enjoys playing it. Thanks!
Date published: 2013-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pet pals My child enjoys this game however it freezes constantly requiring us to remove the skin and pull a battery to reset the leappad 2 system itself because nothing works to reset but that. I would return the game but its a lot of hassle so I guess we'll just deal with it. But he does enjoy playing with his two dogs.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent game My 7 yr old LOVES this game, but gets very frustrated because it ALWAYS FREEZES UP! It wont let us do anything, we can't even turn it off. We have to take the batteries out & put them back in. I am VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS! WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIX THIS?
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Freezes I have two LeapPad 2's for my twin sons, and 2 of these cartridges so they don't fight over them. They both LOVE the game, but it is CONSTANTLY freezing with the only remedy to pull the batteries and put them back in again. None of their other cartridges do this and it's pretty frustrating for all of us.
Date published: 2013-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware lockup / freeze Bought the cartridge game for use on two Leappad 2s. Kids absolutely love the game (3 and 5 years old). Only complaint, and its a BIG one, is that the game consistently locks up after 10-15 minutes (with both Leappad units). The only remedy is to remove the batteries, made more difficult since we wave the gel covers on both. We numerous other downloaded and cartridge content, none of them have exhibited this problem so far. This is the only reason for the 1-star rating; otherwise its at least a 4-star product. I have seen many reviews with this problem, for both download and cartridge. Be VERY careful spending money on this game. Good luck.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Freeze UP This is by far my daughters favorite game that she received for Christmas and the game continually freezes up the whole game system (including all the buttons on the Leap Pad2) the only fix is to take off the gel skin and then take out the battery pack. It takes me longer to get all of that done than she is able to play the game. We've replaced the game twice in one week and the replacement freezes as well and then on the third return I had her settle for a different game.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Constantly Freezes My children love this game they just got for Christmas but it constantly freezes the entire unit. The only way to get the Leappad to work is to take the batteries out and restart. Going to try the app download without the cartridge to see if that resolves anything.
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would be great but game consistantly freezes. Daughter loves the game but it freezes way to often which requires the batteries to be pulled on the leappad 2. This is the only cartridge game that freezes that we have. Until this is resolved then rated 1 will adjust if this is fixed.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great game but glitchy Not a whole lot of learning here but my daughter loves this game. Though she cant seem to play it for more than 10 min without it freezing up, seems a few others are having this problem as well. Also having problems getting it to read the cartridge sometimes. I tried master resetting the leappad but no luck, hopefully customer service can take care of this issue but i'm not getting my hopes up.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Locks Up This would be my daughters favorite game, but it locks up constantly and frustrates us all! I am not finding any information online on how to fix this issue, so I guess I'll have to sit on hold for customer service on my lunch hour tomorrow. I will update if they are able to resolve this.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great game but freezes up My 3 and 6 year olds LOVE this game, unfortunately I am having issues with it freezing up as well. The whole device freezes and I have to pop the batteries out then put them back to restart it. My kids each have a Leap Pad 2 and it happens on both of them and is specific to this game, all other games work fine. I've been troubleshooting with customer service but am seeing that others have not been able to resolve the same issue. I hope to exchange it with another game if the freezing issue cannot be resolved, it happens too frequently to make the cost of the game worth it.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pet Pals 2: Best Of Friends Would love to recommend this app, my 6 year old loves it, but it keeps freezing up (we have the cartridge version) and she is continually forced to restart! Would be great of there was some sort of patch for these games? So until this is fixed I cannot recommend.
Date published: 2012-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great!!! i have been wanting this for a long time. i love it! it is very addictive. it is really fun!
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Daughter adores this game!!! My daughter has thanked me numerous times for getting her this game. It is easy for her to play (age 5) and she loves all the things she can do to take care of her pet. It is not very educational, but it does expose her to some real-life responsibilities and she gets a real sense of pride when she "wins" awards for her pets. It is simply a fun, fun game for young children. I bet at 2 year old would even find enjoyment out of it. Our cartridge freezes up the leappad from time to time, but I haven't noticed other reviews to mention this so it is probably just ours. If you want a game to simply make your young child happy, then this is the one to get.
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good for younger kids My 7 year old really wanted this game, in spite of being geared towards a younger age group. Not much in the way of education, though it could be useful for a child getting ready to get a dog, to give them an idea of the care that goes into having a pet. My son has fun with it, but it's definitely geared towards younger kids.
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Son Loves This! My son who is 4 loves this, he has a blast playing and taking care of the puppies. Though not as educational as some of the other games, it has helped teach him about taking care of (feeding, bathing ect) of an animal and made him more interested in taking care of our real animals. Great Game!
Date published: 2012-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from more fun than eduational this game is very much enjoyed by my son. he loves to play with the puppy. but i think leap frog offers more educational games than this one.its just for fun.
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pet pals2 I bought this game for my daughter. She loves animals and was getting bored with just pet pad that comes with the leappad. I can't keep her off this game, or me either sometimes. We both have already had hours of fun. Great buy!
Date published: 2012-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My girls love this game!!!!! I have a 4yr old and a 7yr old both of them just love this game. This game is entertaining enough that my 7yr old doesn't get bored, but simple enough that my 4yr old doesn't needs help to play it!
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 7 year old loves this game! My son had the first pet pals for the leapster & loved it so he immediately wanted pet pals 2 when he got the Leap pad. I can barely get him to put it down to eat! Lol. He's having fun & learning. What more can I ask for?!
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good game for those still learning to read All these games SHOULD tell you how much reading is involved and it's a shame they don't! This game is very entertaining for my 6 yr old girl who is in the first grade. A bit on the simple side but she has hours into it and enjoys it a great deal. In the game, you roam around a puppy-world. look for things, and talk to other dogs. You earn friendship points and doggy-dollars by being nice & choosing to help other dogs with their needs. You can visit doggy stores and use the dollars to dress your pet. You can visit the doggy school and teach your pet tricks by using stylus movements on the screen. You can play multiple pets as well. "Doggy-world" isn't really big enough to entertain forever, but again, with at least 10 hours game play my daughter still seems interested.
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of Fun!! My preschooler daughter loves this game! She can do it all by herself. It is similar to Pet Pad that comes with the LeapPad but has more games and options.
Date published: 2012-01-02