It has been over 6 months since we first discovered Zhu Zhu pets, and my kids still love them as much as they did the first day they came squeaking and scurrying into our home. If they had their way they'd buy tons of the furry little creatures. Fortunately for my budget and for our already overcrowded Zhu Zhu toy bin, they can now have lots and lots of virtual Zhu Zhu Pets with the introduction of the Zhu Zhu Pets videogame for Nintendo DS. We were given a copy of the game by MomSelect to review; here's what we think of it:
Here's a description of the Zhu Zhu Pets game for Nintendo DS:
Zhu Zhu Pets for Nintendo DS allows players to care for and play with their favorite toys virtually. Players will race their hamsters through different mazes to collect carrots, coins and new hamster friends and babies. It's an endlessly enjoyable game that lets you have fun with Zhu Zhu Pets anywhere!
The virtual Zhu Zhu pets act just like the "real" Zhu Zhu pets! I've always liked the cute sounds that Zhu Zhu pets make, and the videogame replicates those sounds perfectly, without any hint of annoying electronic tinny-ness. I love how they can "earn" new Zhu Zhu pets the more they play the game, so they feel like they have a lot of Zhu Zhu pets even though they're all virtual, even though we're still not quite sure what they have to do to earn them. And I really appreciate how each game can have 3 accounts associated with it (a perfect number for me, since I have 3 kids!), and how each account can have multiple pets.
As I mentioned, we're still not really sure what the kids have to do in order to "earn" new Zhu Zhu pets. Also, I'm not a fan of the cartoon-y graphics, I prefer a more "realistic", 3D look. But then again, the kids don't seem to care.
The Bottom Line
The Zhu Zhu Pets videogame for Nintendo DS is a great way to extend your kids' Zhu Zhu playing fun because they look, sound and act just like their furry plush counterparts. It's a must for any Zhu Zhu Pets fan!
Disclosure: I received a product sample, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.