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  • Summary: Horse Life immerses players in the equestrian world by putting a horse right inside of their DS. Using the touch screen and microphone players must keep their horse happy and fit by feeding them, cleaning their stall and riding them. Most importantly, players put their training to the test by participating in national and international competitions to earn prestige and money to become a great champion. Players choose from three horse breeds, French Saddle, English Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred Arabian that they can customize by choosing the name and coat color. Once players begin their training they can visit the Tack Shop to purchase over 80 different items such as clothing, saddles or food and treats for their horse. As players complete levels of competition, they unlock the ultimate prize, a secret horse breed! [D3Publisher of America] Expand
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  1. The simulation and action components of in Horse Life work surprisingly well together, striking a perfect balance.
  2. A rather impressive little package. [Jan 2008, p.64]
  3. 76
    Eidos Interactive's Pony Friends, which came to the DS earlier this year, still holds down the crown for the greatest depth and variety in creating your own virtual horse, and customizing its look and accessories. But while Horse Life doesn't win against it in that race, it crosses the finish line wait out in front when it comes to actual gameplay.
  4. If your little girl wants a pet-raising game, Nintendogs is still the best bet. If she likes horses and ponies better than dogs, I’d point her to Pony Friends. However, Horse Life is still an excellent addition to this genre, and well worth checking out if the resident pony lover is looking for something with a bit less pony interaction and a bit more actual game.
  5. Many gamers and young girls in particular, who dream of having their own horse or indeed actually do have one, will really enjoy the simulated feel of owning and taking care of their very own faithful companion, and Horse Life does this better than any others out there at the moment.
  6. Horse Life has basically taken Nintendogs and removed the best parts – the ones that required the most work to make.
  7. If you have a child who's a fan of horses, I don't think that Horse Life will really satiate any curiosity for them, so I'd suggest avoiding this one.

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  1. AnonymousRandom
    Jan 3, 2008
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.... The graphics are amazing and its SO realistic, I tottally recomend it!