Game cartridges labeled Leapster Explorer, LeapFrog Explorer, Explorer or LeapPad Explorer will work with the LeapPad tablets. With very few exceptions, all LeapPad game cartridges and apps work with all LeapPads. Check the cartridge box or App Center details for any exceptions.
Some digital apps are only designed for LeapPads and cannot be used with Leapster Explorer – these apps are designed to take advantage of the LeapPad’s larger screen, motion sensor and microphone and so are not able to be played on Leapster Explorer.
Each app will have a "Works with" section that indicates what device it will work on. (See Below)
The older platforms Leapster2, Leapster Classic, and LMax Gaming System are not compatible with the LeapPad tablet system. Games designed for these older platforms will not work with any LeapPads.