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7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
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  1. Jun 23, 2011
    10
    This is a cool assault game. Funny, nice grapics & really cool。i like the game and i share it to my friends,it reminds me of a game Dog VS Cat.it has iphone verison.Friends can try to have a little fun.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    8
    Cute, adorable puppies. If that's what you're looking for in this game, it's perfect for you - although, you probably already know that. If you enjoyed the earlier ones, you'll definitely like this new one with even fuzzier looking dogs... and cats! Although, after an hour of playing it, you'll begin to run out of things to do until the next day, however, this game is quite fun, and isCute, adorable puppies. If that's what you're looking for in this game, it's perfect for you - although, you probably already know that. If you enjoyed the earlier ones, you'll definitely like this new one with even fuzzier looking dogs... and cats! Although, after an hour of playing it, you'll begin to run out of things to do until the next day, however, this game is quite fun, and is definitly one of the best games for the 3DS that has come out on the system's release date. I highly recommend it if you enjoy adorable games. Expand
  3. Aug 1, 2011
    10
    cute and fun. its one of those game that i like to call a pet sim. all kind of things to do. walk dog. and pet your cat. or your dog. it sure is a great game for somone who loves dogs and cats
  4. Apr 27, 2012
    8
    A fun and very cute and adorable pet game. The graphics have improved from the previous Nintendogs. The game isn't very hard either and has a couple of new features (for an example kittens) . While the kittens are very cute you can't walk,train(they can do tricks but not learn them) or enter them in competitions or do much,but just like real life you don't expect to teach a cat tricks.A fun and very cute and adorable pet game. The graphics have improved from the previous Nintendogs. The game isn't very hard either and has a couple of new features (for an example kittens) . While the kittens are very cute you can't walk,train(they can do tricks but not learn them) or enter them in competitions or do much,but just like real life you don't expect to teach a cat tricks.

    Final Grade: B+
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  5. Jan 4, 2013
    8
    Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends is a sequel to the original Nintendogs games and very similar in terms of gameplay, graphics and overall concept. The developers have added a few nice additional features to the game like the ability to buy furniture for your house and to buy a new type of pet (a cat..). The cats in the game cant enter any competitions unlike dogs andNintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends is a sequel to the original Nintendogs games and very similar in terms of gameplay, graphics and overall concept. The developers have added a few nice additional features to the game like the ability to buy furniture for your house and to buy a new type of pet (a cat..). The cats in the game cant enter any competitions unlike dogs and unless you like cute and fuzzy animals, do next to nothing in the game. One thing you can do is teach your cat tricks although this doesn't make much sense as you cannot enter your cat in obedience competitions. The competitions are still as good as ever and this time the agility competition has been replaced by a lure coursing which in my opinion suits the game best. The game still allows you to buy new rooms for your houses and also allows you to purchase furniture which you can put in the corners of your main room (4 max). The pets can also interact with the furniture which is a nice feature and brings the game to a more realistic sense. On the walking mode they have added a 3d street view to give it that real life charm, you still have the ability to visit shops (which is good) and the all new cafe (which is a tad pointless). On your walks you can pick up materials such as leather, plastic and wood which can be traded in at Mr Recycle for doggy items such as hats, helicopters and music for your dogs to dance to. The dogs still look as cute as ever but this time the game has a more 3d look which makes the dogs look as if they are popping out of your screen. Overall although the game hasn't added many exciting features, it is still as nice to play and fun-for-all as ever and deserves an 8 for those reasons Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2013
    8
    This game is just lovely. However there is a some minor things I wished they kept or got rid of. The dogs I'm this game is of course the best thing in the game. Great realistic graphics and personality. One thing is that the agility trails should not have been gotten rid of. Why because they had to replace it with a stupid reel game. For greedy dogs chasing a toy bird to a banana. ThisThis game is just lovely. However there is a some minor things I wished they kept or got rid of. The dogs I'm this game is of course the best thing in the game. Great realistic graphics and personality. One thing is that the agility trails should not have been gotten rid of. Why because they had to replace it with a stupid reel game. For greedy dogs chasing a toy bird to a banana. This game sucks and it's quite broken. Having to reel in the object at a perfect speed is near impossible. Because going a little slow and he biting the toy to shreads. Going too far will result the dog stupidly giving up and it gets me mad. This mini game alone is what droped a point down in the review score. The other was the cats. Yeah kitties not. Almost getting a cat is near pointless because these cute companions don't do anything. What makes things worse is that you can't bring outside. Or play very much toys. Argh just sometimes I should just sell them on how point less they are. The only thing good about them is the cute appearance and petting them. Get realistic nintendo. You should know that atleast give the cats respect on how much you braged about them. Other than that there is new toys, a instesting walking function and tricks you can learn( excluding the error on which you can train your dog to learn how to attack other dogs whenever in the first games.) (no effect). This game to my opinion would have been better without the reel game and more activities. Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2015
    8
    A cute game with very good graphics. A pet simulator which is cute, fun and there's a lot of things to do. The only two thing I would say that needs improvement is the cats, they need to be able to do more things. Also after a while the game can get boring. However after a break the game can get you hooked all over again!
  8. Jun 11, 2011
    0
    This review contains spoilers. Nintendogs+cats is just like the original, but with cats. There are new additions, like a new contest and new breeds. The contests get old, fast, but are fun for a little while. Some nice additions are SpotPass extras released every week or so, along with the ability to StreetPass people when you walk past them, thus allowing you to meet there dog at the park and through a walk. New items, gameplay features and more make this an average pet simulator. Collapse
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71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 70
    There is plenty to do in Nintendogs + Cats, but most gamers will get tired of the competitions pretty quickly.
  2. May 16, 2011
    70
    Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends is a solid launch title for the 3DS, just as Nintendogs was for the DS. If you haven't yet experienced the series (which was the case for me), the game is quite enjoyable and is a great way to get some hours on your 3DS in the currently average line-up of games available. However, if you've played the original game and are expecting a new experience, you won't find it here. Just adorable puppies and cats and practically the same gameplay as the original in every way.
  3. May 16, 2011
    80
    It may not be leaps and bounds away from the original Nintendogs, but a few improvements and additions, regardless of gimmick factor, means that Nintendogs + cats does prove that the virtual pet genre is still alive and kicking.