The VSmile game Spongebob Squarepants is just as great as the other games in this line. Like the others, it provides hours of entertainment because my sister loves Spongebob, but it also is teaching her vocubulary, math, spelling, logic and problem solving. This game has lots of levels so my sister really can play it for what seems like forever. The disadvantage is it doesn't have a memory card so she has to start over every time it seems like. It would be nice if it saved her progress so she could finish the game without sitting in front of the TV for hours. The game is meant for kids from ages six to eight so the skills being taught are pretty tough - this is a great feature because it really challenges my sister to think and teaches her skills that she has not even gotten to at school yet.
The disadvantage of this game is actually one of the system and that is the graphics. While the game teaches skills appropriate for up to an eight year old, by the time a kid is 8 years old (my sister could tell the difference when she was six), they begin to notice that these games are not as detailed as the ones for gamecubes, playstations, etc. I think that if VTech would change this and provide games for kids a little older, they could really be a leader in the industry even with the older kids.