My son (9) enjoyed playing this. He said it took only a few minutes to get a handle on the controls. He seemed to play for about 6+ hours (even played multi-play against me once). He said he finished it on the "easy" course and had finished one level on the medium course (I guess there are three "routes" you can take - easy, medium, and hard). He had a lot of fun with it but felt it was too short. Nice weekend rental, but I don't think it would be worth keeping longer than that.