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nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends

nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends

Fall 2011 Video Games
Ages: All Ages
Price: $39.99
Gaming System: Nintendo 3DS

Kids can take their pets everywhere with the new Nintendogs + Cats for the Nintendo 3DS. Each player chooses his first virtual pet from one of nine breeds: English Cocker Spaniel, Maltese, Great Dane, Golden Retriever, Mini Dachshund, Mini Pinscher, Beagle, Pug or Shiba Inu. Each puppy has traits that are considered characteristic to the breed as well as individual personality traits. The player has to get to know his puppy, feed it, take it out, train it and even enter it into competitions. Players can also rearrange furniture in their virtual homes, play music for their pets, groom them, photograph them and journal their progress.

This version of the game has several unique and impressive features. Through the Nintendo 3DS’ unique Augmented Reality feature, children can view their pets “in their own world” via the console’s 3D cameras and viewing screen. Players can swap Mii characters, puppy or kitten information and 3D pictures with others via Nintendo’s wireless StreetPass feature.

Nintendogs + Cats 3DS was a definite hit in our house.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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