Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WAPPY DOG DS game review


Wappy dog is a unique single player Simulation game for Nintendo DS. Wappy dog is the next generation of interactive toys, connecting a physical toy dog with a virtual world contained on the game cartridge where young gamers care for and raise their very own interactive puppy to adulthood through an immersive experience communicated through the Nintendo DS (sold separately). Wappydog features include: two game modes, the ability to play mini-games with or against Wappy, loads of tricks and song, customization options and hundreds of possible reactions from Wappy.
Each Wappy dog is a personalized experience enabling players to customize both the virtual and physical versions with different colors and accessories. Players train and care for their Wappy Dog to determine their pet's constantly evolving personality, skills, and happiness, as well as use their game system to communicate with their dog. Wappy will respond virtually to prompts sent in-game with tail-wags and tricks, as well as physically through vocal barks and movement.Toy and Game Together

Game Modes

Players choose between 'Home Mode,' which enables them to engage with the physical dog through the Nintendo DS, or 'Travel Mode,' which allows on-the-go Nintendo DS players to continue caring for and playing with their pet virtually. When players reunite their system with their physical pet, the two entities sync to enable the same dynamic personality and status giving players constant access to their pet.
Game mode details include:
Home Mode:
  • Message responses - 350+
  • Songs Wappy can sing - 16
  • Conversations / commands - 18
  • Mood levels - 5
  • Types of food - 18
  • Total min-games - 6
Travel Mode:
  • Interaction modes - 8
  • Dress up variations - 12
  • Tricks - 10+
  • Types of food - 18
  • Total mini-games - 5

Key Game Features

  • Unprecedented level of interaction with an interactive pet toy
    • An owner's interaction with Wappy Dog determines the dog’s mood, happiness, and constantly evolving personality
    • Five uniquely varied age states will be accompanied by changing reactions, songs and even the pitch of its voice
    • More than 18 conversational prompts are answered with more than 350 evolving responses, with each 'barked' response translated by the Nintendo DS software
  • Each Wappy Dog is a personalized experience
    • Owners can customize the physical Wappy with provided sticker sheets
    • In-game, players can personalize Wappy Dog's appearance, environment, and accessories
    • Players can also give their Wappy Dog a nickname while in-game, to further personalize their pet
  • Train and care for a virtual puppy
    • Owners will care for the dog in the virtual world, grooming and feeding Wappy Dog
    • Playing and caring builds a healthy bond between pet and owner
    • Owners can teach their pet new new songs, dances, and tricks
    • Training and care-taking grant new interactions and accessories to players as well as increases the dog's stats
  • Fun and exciting mini-games
    • Engage in cooperative, competitive or supportive mini-games will continue to develop the friendship
    • Use in-game toys to play with Wappy Dog
  • Take Wappy Dog anywhere
    • Thanks to data exchange between the toy and game system, the digital and physical Wappy are the same dog
    • In Travel Mode, transfer Wappy to your Nintendo DS to continue the experience in a virtual world
    • When you get home, progress will transfer back to the physical dog as if you never left

My daughter got this for Christmas and absolutely loves it.  It has quickly become her favorite game by far.  The game is fun and easy enough for her to play for hours.  She also loves the interaction with the Wappy Dog too.  

Now I love how cute this dog is and it also comes with stickers to personalize it which my daughter loved.  She carries it everywhere i will let her.  Another great feature of the game is the fact that you do not have to have Wappy Dog with you to play the game - which I love.  I mean sometimes we are going somewhere you really just can not take the robot dog to but she can still play her favorite game.  

Another great thing about the game is how simple it is for her to play.  The mini games are just the right amount of a challenge for her but not so hard that she gets really frustrated.  

I recommend getting this game for a younger child since older ones may not stay interested in it for too long.  It is great for boys and girls and would make a perfect addition to their game collection.  So if they got some spending money or gift cards or you promised them a new game grab up Wappy Dog.  They will love it!

The game is available now in stores where games are sold and online at Amazon.com for $ 29.99.  Also be sure to grab 3 AA batteries for the puppy dog.  So let you kid have that "puppy" they asked for!

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes.  The above mentioned opinion is completely honest and completely my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Great toy! Will have to remember this one for a gift. Thanks for the great review! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com