Would you purchase a product that billed itself as educational but contained a shooting game? What if you didn’t know a company was including a shooting game with a device you were purchasing?
I received a sample of VTech’s newest product, the MobiGo ($59.99) and the Touch & Learn Game Pack cartridge that comes standard with the device. Falling within the target demographic (ages 3-8), almost 4 year old Captain Computer was thrilled to get his hands on such a cool looking device. While a bit big for his little hands, the touch screen and QWERTY keyboard are nice features. The included cartridge comes with 6 games and I was a little taken aback to find a game called The Shooting Gallery on an educational toy.
The Shooting Gallery is a game that requires kids to “shoot” at ducks with letters on their backs by finding the corresponding letter on the keyboard. When a child taps the game to begin, it starts by saying “ready, aim, fire.” Images of guns shooting at the ducks are part of the game.
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