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What Is Nintendogs?

What is Nintendogs? Nintendogs = Nintendo + dogs. Is it dogs belong to Nintendo? Actually Nintendogs is a real-time pet simulation game for Nintendo DS developed by Nintendo on Japan. What a combination of words, “Nintendo” + “dogs” become “Nintendogs”. But this game is sure interesting and very popular on market.

nintendogs friends

nintendogs friends

There’re three original versions from Nintendogs when it’s first released, they re Chihuahua & Friends, Dachshund & Friends, and Lab & Friends. Chihuahua is a dog named under the state of Chihuahua in Mexico and it is the smallest breed dog in the world. It’s very thin and small. Unlike the dachshund, dachshund is elongated breed dog, short legged, and sometimes referred to as a “hot dog” dog (very unique to me). The breed’s name is German and literally means “badger dog”. And the last Labrador Retriever that we known as Labrador or Lab is a type of gun dog. It is the most popular breed dog in the world that mostly popular breed by registration in Canada.

Playing Nintendogs just like having your own living puppy inside your Nintendo DS. You can have a digital pet on your DS that allow you to use various items whether it’s found or purchased. This game is utilized DS’s touch screen and built-in microphone. It’s very like you’re already had a real pet; with built-in microphone, you can call your pet’s name using microphone to call them and even to teach them how to sit or roll over.

Make your dog is happy, feeding it and taking it for walks, keep them clean, play with them using many kinds of toys available are your duty on this game. When your dog is in the primary condition, you can join the dogs contest and earn money from it. After earn the money, you can use it to buy new dogs or accessories. This game is also support multiplayer system. You can trade items with other player through wireless connection. And the interesting part is the “Bark Mode”; if you switched on, your dog will bark when there’s another Nintendog is nearby. It’s very fun right?

Nintendogs received mostly positive critical reception and has won many awards since it’s first released. It gains the G33ks Bronze Award for the best Nintendo DS game, 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival: Excellence Prize, the 2006 Innovation Award from PC World and Best Handheld Game from the Associated Press, IGN: Best use of touch screen for Nintendo DS and many more.

I wrote guides that you may be interested in reading: Pink Nintendo and Handheld Nintendo.

Comments (6)

Dachshund = Badger Dog, you learn something new every day…

Thanks for the review, takes me back to the days of Tamagotchi.

great explanation and review of Nintendogs?

Such a crazy game. One of my sons friends has it and it always makes me laugh.

Hey, these look cool I think my kids would like them

Beats cleaning up after the real thing

It is interesting but this Nintendodog doesn’t ever replace a real Dog. From my birthday we have only the dogs. They are real the best our friends!
And I wouldn’t pay money for the unreal Nintendodogs.

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