The Smartcycle connects easily to your tv and is easy to start. I found this is a great tool in teaching my kids to pedal just like a real bike, but feel like it is the right size for three and up, but the controls were a little advance (buttons on the console, buttons on the handlebars, a joystick and pedals) there are so many different ways to play that sometimes my kids did not know if they were supposed to pedal or use the joystick. I feel like too many of the games use solely the joystick, I though the point of this thing was to keep our kids active while educating them. The games are neat in that they have my kids favorite characters, but they cannot change the games themselves as you really have to push hard to get the cartridges in there. The graphics are horrible, very pixelated and stiff. All in all, I do not know if this was worth the money and then the money invested on the individual games, but my kids do love their smartcycle and want to play it often.