Put a puppy inside your Nintendo DS! Nintendogs brings puppy love to a whole new level!
Purchase one of several breeds available at the beginning of the game, then start spending time with your pup. Throw flying discs and balls to improve the pup's agility, bathe it when it gets dirty, and repeat voice commands to train the dog to do tricks. If you train it well enough, you'll excel in dog shows and agility contests, which will earn you money and unlock other items and puppy breeds. When you earn enough cash, you can buy even more puppies to live with yours.
- Pet the pup, acquire and play with more than 100 items like tennis balls, flying discs and even clothing accessories. Teach your dog to do tricks by creating your own personalised voice commands.
- Train your pups well and compete in obedience and agility trials. Win these competitions to earn cash, which you can use to buy supplies and even more dogs to keep your first puppy company.
- Walk puppies around the town to meet neighborhood dogs or interact wirelessly with friends' Nintendogs using the innovative Bark Mode.
The Dalmation & Friends package includes:
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
How Do I Play?
This is your pet, and although it doesn't shed, it still needs your love. With the stylus, you pet your Nintendog, all the way from head pats to belly rubs. The more love you give, the more your Nintendog will bond with you. As your puppy becomes your best friend, you use the built-in microphone to teach your dog its name and many tricks! So after you train your dog to know its name, it will come to you (and your DS's bottom screen) when you call its name. After it learns a trick, it will perform that trick when you tell it to. For example, after it learns the sit command, your pup will take a seat each time you say "Sit."
Of course, like a real dog, you need to care for your little pup. This includes regular feeding, watering, walking and bath time. If you're a person who doesn't constantly play video games, don't worry about anything bad happening to your Nintendog if you don't get to it every day. Nintendogs don't die, and they stay puppies forever. If you haven't played the game for a few days, though, your puppy will be thirsty, hungry and might need a bath when you start the game up.
Your puppy needs to go out for walks, naturally, but these walks are special. In addition to giving your pup some exercise, your Nintendog will come across special item boxes. Inside these boxes are all sorts of goodies, from apparel to toys. With tons of items to be found, your Nintendog will always be stylin' or at least have a fun ball to chase around.
Be The Best
Nintendogs isn't all pet and prim. There are trophies to be won, and money to be made! Show that your Nintendog is best in show by winning the three events: disc competition, agility trials and obedience trials.
In obedience, you score big points when your puppy does a certain set of tricks at your comman. Here, grooming and a good relationship with its master is vital. With agility trials and the disc competition, you'll use the touch screen to throw a flying disc or lead your dog through an agility course. These two events require some practice before you enter (although some dogs are just naturals at catching a disc).
With the money that you earn from the events, you can buy supplies and more dogs from the kennel! Don't let your Nintendog get lonely. You can keep up to three dogs at a time, and you can store more at the "dog hotel" where they'll look after your dogs.
Bark, Bark, Bark!
If another person is playing Nintendogs within the Nintendo DS's wireless range, the two of you can meet up in Bark Mode. When you go into Bark Mode, your DS searches for a wireless partner. When you've found a match, your dog will play with that person's dog!
You can also bring gifts into Bark Mode and swap them with fellow Nintendogs players. Also, you can unlock a breed on your game card by meeting a dog of that same breed in Bark Mode.
This truly unique experience will do more than bring you and your Nintendog together. It opens your eyes to a whole new way to play video games!