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Littlest Pet Shop: Spring :: DS Game Review

Reviewed by on Apr 22, 2009
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Spring is here and the Littlest Pet Shop is open once again. Adopt pets and play games with them to earn money towards the greatest pet shop of all time!

For fans of TV show, Littlest Pet Shop: Spring is a real treat. These big, sparkly eyed creatures come to life on your Nintendo DS with stunning graphics and animation sequences. Best of all, you get to interact with them and play with them!

Running Your Own Pet Shop

Right from the start of the game, you get a Cat, Dog and Rabbit to keep you busy. After naming them, they will leave the Adoption Center and use the train ticket you gave them to join you at Pet Plaza, where you can play with them as much as you want. At the plaza, you can watch your pets run around or guide them with your stylus to various buildings or to collect money from the ground. This money, called Kibble in the game, can be used to buy more train tickets for the other pets that are still at the adoption center. You can also buy accessories, such as hats, collars, scarves, and glasses so that you can dress your pets up at the Salon.

Playing with your pets

You can also earn Kibble by playing mini-games with your pets. Sometimes your pets will call out to you from the Pet Plaza and ask for a game. These games are simple but fun, there is certain to be a handful that you will enjoy a lot. Play and earn money to unlock even more accessories and mini-games to enjoy.

Some of the games are easy while others are hard. There are a few, such as the coloring game, that is difficult because the touch screen controls make it hard. Other games can scratch your touch screen, like Dash and Dig, where you must rub the stylus over the touch screen quickly to dig up treasures. It might be wise to have a screen protector for these games.

Not Strictly for Fans

If you are a fan of Tamagotchi or Nintendogs, then this game will be a good pick for you regardless if you enjoy the TV show or not. However, do note that your pets won't interact with you in the same way that Nintendogs do and they won't be growing up or changing like Tamagotchi pets. Instead, you get to obtain and play with lots of different kinds of pets, twenty in total, which makes for a very busy and fun pet shop.

Rating: 3

Price: $29.99

ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

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