It’s almost second nature for kids to want a pet of their very own. However, after the initial thrill of bringing a pet home, we as parents are usually the ones who take over the day-to-day care. However, Nintendo DS has just made saying yes to a pet a little easier. With Go Pets Vacation Island, kids can adopt a pet, care for it, make friends with other pets, and play games – all in a virtual world!
The pets in the game, either a dog or a cat, can be chosen randomly or matched to your child based on their interests. The pets name and appearance, however, is completely up to your child. As your child makes his way around the island, caring for his pets and meeting friends, he can trade purple shells he earns for different toys and pet supplies. Your child can also interact with other characters and compete in mini games. Kids can also befriend new islanders, exchange gifts, and even unlock new places to visit, all while increasing their ranking and with the goal of acquiring the title of Big Kahuna, the most influential resident of Vacation Island.
GoPets even lets kids connect with other players from around the world by throwing a Wi-Fi party, allowing your child to chat with Nintendo Friend Code buddies. Through the Nintendo DS system, kids can only talk with players that they’ve given their Friend Code to, so you can rest assured that they are only chatting with approved buddies.
I really enjoyed playing GoPets, I am not a huge game freak, but this game was a lot of fun. Even my 5 year old had a blast!
Purchase online from Amazon.com and EBGames.com.
Or from retail stores nationwide including Wal-Mart, Frys, GameSpot, Sears and Toys R Us.
thanks GoPets and mom central!