Moshi Monsters has been a new craze that has swept through my younger sisters school, and she has found that she absolutely loves these weird cute monsters. There are various Moshi Monsters products such as cuddly toys, magazines, gummi fruits and the newest addition a DS game: Moshi Monsters - Moshling Zoo. Its about £30 from any video game store as it is still quite a new addition, but after reading a few reviews on it, it seemed to be a game that many kids who liked the little monsters wouldn't put it aside like many of the other games they might own.
The age limit for this game is 3 plus, and I would say it is pretty fair as it contains bright colours and is kid friendly game. The plot and point of the game is pretty simple and combined with the bright colours would keep any kid entertained. When you purchase this game, you have the chance of getting a rare exclusive Moshling/3 day membership and a thousand rocks, which according to those who love Moshi Monsters, is a great thing to have.
She was given this game for Christmas, and she has been playing it every day since. The main aim of the game is to collect all the moshlings and care for them. Overall within the game there are 104 moshlings, and even though she plays it a lot, she still hasn't got all the moshlings. To get them you have to give them special treats, which can be found throughout the World or you can pay for them. However, sometimes you won't actually find a moshling, but you might find a moshling egg instead.
After she let me play this game for a little while, I saw that it was a pretty decent game for the money I had spent on it for her. The graphics are quite cute for the DS console, and are filled with bright colours. I'm pretty sure these factors are why the Moshlings are so well loved by 9 year olds. The game also lets you play many minigames, like where you must build a snowman, spin 3 plates at a time and capturing lions. Most of these games are pretty simple, but my sister says they are challenging enough for her to keep wanting to play.
Getting all of the weird Moshling creatures is quite hard work to. You have to visit the Nursery and the Incubator to ensure that their health is good. Then, when you go to the Moshling Zoo, there are seperate parts for seperate sets, which is good as if you wanna see a specific Moshling you can find them easily. Another thing that adds to the value of the game, is that fact that you can earn trophies throughout it. This is something that adds to the overall gameplay, as it gives those who play it something to achieve.
The only problem within this game is that there isn't the ability to have multi-saves, you must keep playing on one particular game. This can be annoying if you have a sister like me, who likes to test out any game that comes into the house and then ruins all your hard earned game money.