Leapster Explorer

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Leapster Explorer
ManufacturerLeapFrog Enterprises
Product familyLeapster series
TypeHandheld game console
GenerationSeventh generation
Retail availability
MediaLeapster Explorer cartridges Didj cartridges
CPUARM9-based processor
SuccessorLeapsterGS Explorer

The Leapster Explorer is a handheld console developed and marketed by LeapFrog Enterprises as the third generation of the successful Leapster series at the same time as the Didj2 console.[1] It is aimed at children aged 4 to 9.

Unlike previous systems in the Leapster series, the Explorer is not compatible with Leapster/L-MAX cartridges, but it can run Didj cartridges.


The Leapster Explorer is a Linux device powered by an ARM9-based processor clocked at 393 MHz with 64 MB DDR SDRAM, 512 MB user storage, and a Giantplus touchscreen display.[2][3]

Like the Didj and unlike the Leapster2, the console has also been a subject to user modification as it runs on an embedded Linux kernel. There has been a number of homebrew software written and/or ported for the device.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ http://elinux.org/Leapster_Explorer
  3. ^ https://www.engadget.com/2010/05/04/leapfrog-teases-future-mystery-device-inadvertently-spills-bean/

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