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Take a look at my puppies!

Advantagesfun, addictive, enjoyable for all, good graphics & sound

Disadvantagesrequires verbal commands making you look weird, can only enter contests 3 times a day

"Nintendogs is a game for the Nintendo DS which is a portable, handheld games console. The DS (or DS Lite which is the newest version) folds in half to make it compact and when opened it has two screens. The top screen is simply a screen, whereas the bottom screen is a touch screen where you can interact with it using your fingers or the pen stylus. There are a few buttons either side of the bottom screen although the main concept behind Nintendo is ..." Read review

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Teaching a new dog old tricks!

Advantagesfun, long lived, easy to play

Disadvantagesdogs that don't get old - ever - I mean really??

"They say, don't they, that you shouldn't get a dog for Christmas, but when said dog is a virtual one for the ds platform, I think an exception can be made! We bought this particular Nintendogs, the dalmatian version, simply because at the time it was the cheapest one on sale - you can buy the game featuring various dogs on the front cover, but in actual fact the game play is the same in each game, and whatever your version, be it dalmation or golden ..." Read review

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Community Level 4benz2922


Dogs are for life, its not just a game! Review with images

AdvantagesIts a fun game for all ages

DisadvantagesIt requires a lot of time

"Okay, so I may be a grown woman but I couldn't help but fall in love with this game. When I was heavily pregnant my partner bought this game along with a Nintendo DS to keep me occupied. Now I don't know if this was because he was sick of me waddling around the house moaning, or because he actually cared and just wanted to buy me a lovely gift, Either way, I really didn't mind, it did the trick and my last month of pregnancy was spent glued to this ..." Read review

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Community Level 9Amy69


Puppy in your pocket! Review with images

Advantagesentertaining, challenging, addictive, suitable for all

Disadvantagescan be pricey

"Nintendo is a Japanese-based company who manufacture a wide variety of video games. In 2004, the Nintendo DS was released, with the DS Lite following shortly afterwards. This handheld console has two screens when you open it out, with just a select few buttons. The bottom of the screen is a touch screen, and you can use this feature with the stylus provided. This makes game play more fun, and many of the games created for the DS have touch features ..." Read review

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A Best Friend You Can Carry In Your Pocket

AdvantagesIncredible graphics & Sound, Very cute puppies as well!

DisadvantagesCan make you look stupid saying "Sit" to your DS every minute!

"===What Is It?=== Nintendogs is the first in one of the most popular games Nintendo has ever made. Released in 2005 it is still going very strongly, becoming one of Nintendo's most popular games. This is the Dalmation and Friends version I am reviewing. ===Why Buy It?=== I got it for my Christmas, and I had been thinking of buying a Nintendogs game for a while now. There were a couple of reasons to buy it. First if you have always wanted a dog ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Catw0man


Give a virtual dog a home

AdvantagesGreat graphics


"==Give a dog a home…== Ok, not a really one but a virtual one.. Nintendogs has been around since 2005, but remains one of the most popular games for the DS. Not only is it popular but it is extremely addictive! I recently purchased a DS along with this game after having a go on my nieces' game! The game is available in 4 different breed versions, the version I am reviewing is the Dalmation and friends, also available is Dachshund, Chihuahua and ..." Read review

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Nintendogs rocks!

Advantagessee review


"For Christmas we bought my 5-year-old son a Nintendo DS.After much research and reading reviews on Dooyoo, we opted to buy the game of Nintendogs to go with his DS. Nintendogs comes in different versions and we choose the Dalmatian version as I thought the cover looked sweet! The game. ************* The box says that this game is suitable for ages 3 and over. However I would say that its suitable for ages 5 and over as not many 3 years old would ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Romeo123467


Nintedogs - Mans Best Friend in 3D

AdvantagesThe ability to look after your very own Puppy =)

DisadvantagesThe story line ... it really needs improving.

"...lions mane. Dog Breeds available in Nintendogs: Dalmation and friends (Without using bark mode) -Beagle -Golden retriever (I personally love this puppy. They are so soft and cuddly ^_^) -Yorkshire terrier -German Sheperd -Boxer -Dalmation (Hence the games title, or can be unlocked in other versions by obtaining the Fireman's hat). Playability and enjoyment: I give it a 5/10 - Its not all great Addicitiveness: Ermm .. not so good ..." Read review

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Community Level 2vikki-adam


Nintendogs - Dalmation & Friends (NDS)

AdvantagesGreat fun for any age

DisadvantagesNone that i can think of

"I got this game a couple of months ago and i'm still hooked. It is great fun and is for all ages. I play it myself as does my 2.5 year old son so the opportunity is endless! It is a simple yet stimulating game that will keep you entertained for months! It is also great for younger children as it teaches them the responsability of looking after a pet. From feeding to bathing, walking to training this game will never get boring. Once you ..." Read review

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Community Level 2CloudRuler


A high tech tamagotchi

AdvantagesDecent graphics

DisadvantagesFar too much like a high tech tamagotchi

"I've already reviewed the Labrador version of this game and as I've played all of them the reviews are going to be almost identical. The only difference between the different versions are the type of dogs available for you to select from. In this review I'll just do a short summary of the problems I explained in the Labrador review. If you're looking for something more than a high tech tamagotchi you will not find it here. In this game you do ..." Read review

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Community Level 1emerald_fang


Doggy dreamland isnt for everyone

AdvantagesGreat for passing time

DisadvantagesCan get a litle boring for some types of gamers out there

"Nintendogs is quite an interesting game. I think i would best describe this as a pet simulator much like the tamagochi was a few years ago. I have to be 100% honest here and say that this game is not for everyone, Of course if you are a huge fan of pet games then you will indeed live off this game. If you are a dog lover then you will also take to this game like fish to water. For gamers with only a slight interest in it, then it could go 2 ways. ..." Read review

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Community Level 2tidus666


Nintendogs Dalmatian and Friends - Nintendo DS

AdvantagesReally clever and original gameplay

DisadvantagesVoice recognition can be a bit erratic

"Very enjoyable especially for all you dog lovers out there and easier to keep than a real dog. In the Dalmatian version of this game you can choose from some of the bigger breeds such as Boxer, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever. The graphics are great and will have you going gooey eyed over your new puppy. Many different commands and actions are included in this game, including voice recognition. I did find sometimes the voice recognition wasn't ..." Read review

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Community Level 1gemmawork7


Nintendogs Dalmation and friends

AdvantagesEntertaining and makes good use of touch screen and voice recognition

DisadvantagesCan easily tire of the game

"Nintendogs is a simulation game where you choose a puppy and take it for walks, feed it, bath it, buy it toys and enter it in competition. At the beginning you can choose froma variety of different breeds; Dalmation, Boxer, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier and Beagle. As you progress you can unlock other breeds, such as Jack Russell and Shiba Inu. You can also unlock toys and items for your puppies. When you first play the ..." Read review

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