MR. KIRBY ASKS: I have a 3 year old boy and he loves to play with handheld games. My cell phone for one. In your opinion, is the gameboy micro too advanced for a 3 year old? Are there games available for him to play and know how to play that doesn’t require reading? Thanks in advance to your response.
GAMERDAD SAYS: I love the Gameboy Micro, just love it. I’ve never actually used mine much – because I have so many other options – but I really dig the size and convenience. I don’t recommend it for you though. Don’t get me wrong, the size is okay with supervision and the GBA does offer a handful of kiddie games and platformers (like Super Mario) but the DS also offers this and will last you longer because of all the cool DS games out there (most of which also means reading – and you have to worry about the kid losing the stylus.
So what would I do? I’d buy a Leapster 2. LOTS of educational games based on licensed properties (Spidey, Disney, etc.,) and the system and software are built rugged. Even for a 3-year old.