Leapster Explorer
ManufacturerLeapFrog Enterprises
Product familyLeapster series
TypeHandheld game console
GenerationSeventh generation
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 other Leapster-branded game systems, 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.

List of games licensed


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-10-17.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Leapster Explorer - eLinux.org". elinux.org. Retrieved 3 February 2024.
  3. ^ "LeapFrog teases future mystery device, inadvertently spills beans in the past".