These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Jump Start
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The Game Series
Anticlimax Boss: Ms. Grunkle in the original 4th grade game. Time for an epic showdown...this is the teacher who kidnapped your classmates, turned them into monsters, and has been taunting you throughout the entire game. Literally all you do is hold out a wand and she flies away.
Idiot Plot: In JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, the plot gets set into motion by the weasel bully Jimmy Bumples pushing a puppy named Squirt, breaking his scooter. The other characters are then determined to win the upcoming scooter tournament so that they can give the prize, a "totally-tricked out super scooter", to Squirt. Problem? One of the characters, Hopsalot, is a mechanical genius who can create devices that could somehow transform small objects ("powerups") into either complex scooter gadgets or complex (and huge) track obstacles. And yet apparently he can't fix a scooter.
Needs More Love: JumpStart Reading for Second Graders. Practically nothing can be found on this game, even though the storyline was really interesting, the characters were memorable and the games were challenging.
Nightmare Fuel: The original 4th grade game. You are a kid (implied to be a 4th grader, which is about eight to ten years old.) who came to class to find that it is now a nightmarish building looking much like something out of a Tim Burton movie or the BeetlejuiceAnimated Adaptation...and to find your class missing. You are then put onto a haunted island almost completely alone with only two people helping you and even then, they only tell you where to go next. And then you find out what happened to your classmates - they were all turned into monsters, and locked in Ms. Grunkle's attic. At any time, she will come by to taunt you, and her minions will jump out and ask you a question. You also have a candle in the corner and if it goes out, you'll be teleported to the labyrinth. Most kids have been Properly Paranoid to not let that happen, though, because the labyrinth can be quite hard to traverse (Being a first person maze, after all). Oh, and when you go to rescue the kids, your first four attempts you run into Ms. Grunkle who just teleports you to the labyrinth because she wants to have fun with you. Oh Crap. This is almost like a strange hybrid between Survival Horror and Edutainment Game!
Also, considering the target audience, the Glop Monster from the original JumpStart 1st Grade and Old Man Jenkins from the original JumpStart 2nd Grade.
That One Level: That stupid, stupid crossword game in 5th Grade. Many people just brute-forced it because it'd show you the right words...and then later on, it doesn't. It doesn't help that it has no difficulty slider, and evne then it's assumed the difficulty slider only shows you the right levels. So it takes forever to solve.
They Just Didn't Care: Many of the bonus discs that come the games, such as JumpStart Around the World and JumpStart Adventure Challenge. Also, the various art games packaged with some of the JumpStart Advanced games. Let's take the one packed with the JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade, Art Club, as an example. It features no animation, a different voice actor for Frankie from the main game for no discernible reason, and no unique images of the characters - just stock art (sometimes modified). Also, the "stickers" they provide for you to put on the crafts are stickers from a previous (and much better) game (JumpStart Artist), except, for most of them, sports equipment (such as tennis racquets and footballs) is awkwardly stuck in the character's hands (apparently, the fact that the main game was about scooters made them want to give it a "sports theme"). Perhaps one of the most egregious faults is that there's no option to shrink or grow the stickers - which is worse than you might think, because the stickers often scale with each other very awkwardly (i.e. most of the stickers of Edison Firefly, who's supposed to be the smallest character, are huge).
The storylines of the spin-off series of workbooks are also this, featuring such things as a lizard from a cave painting coming to life for no explained reason and someone who kidnapped the princess being completely let off the hook - almost as if no one noticed. But it's kinda easy to forgive, since they're workbooks and you normally wouldn't expect them to have any kind of plotline at all.
Values Dissonance: Marcy has no problems referring to her adult stepbrothers note Marcy's mom married their next-door neighbor's dad, becoming step-siblings will all twelve of his sons.- some of whom have barely met her - as "her brothers", as if they grew up together. No one else seems to find it strange in the strip.