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  • Summary: Go dotty for Nintendogs Dalmatian & Friends edition. The highly desirable Dalmatian is availalbe from the start; plus own teh most popular pups from previous editions: Boxer, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, Beagle and more. Link up with friends in Bark Mode and give them their own Dalmatian. Shary the puppy love among two million fans across Europe. [Nintendo Europe] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 88
    The interaction with the virtual dog is done extremely well on the Nintendo DS, and even if you pride yourself in your masculinity it's hard to resist these adorable critters romping around on the handheld.
  2. If you've yet to play Nintendogs, this new version is another ace reason to get involved. [Aug 2006, p.81]
  3. What Nintendogs does, it does very well. It’s a brilliant design that’s instantly appealing, and it truly can’t be done on any platform but the Nintendo DS.
  4. Dalmatian and Friends is still a charming, endearing game, though it's also essentially the same game that was released in previous versions.
  5. If you don't have the nurturing gene or the attention span to keep a virtual animal alive, steer clear - but if you're looking for something that's totally nonviolent and uses all your DS's whistles and bells, Nintendogs is it.
  6. The "game" itself is entirely unchanged, with the same old firsbee competititions, agility and obedience trials. [Aug 2006, p.66]
  7. It's sad to have to say that, since we still think Nintendogs is an amazing achievement and a great game - it's just not a great game for very long. In other words, if you're a grown-up, if there are limits to your patience and your time, and if you want a game that's not just for Christmas, it's probably not a good idea to pick Nintendogs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 20, 2012
    10
    I just lost this game somewhere and made me cry. I wonder how my Chili (my golden retriever) is coping with no food and no bath. I just can stand it.
  2. SamanthaH.
    Aug 15, 2006
    10
    I love it
  3. MaxK.
    Dec 25, 2006
    9
    Great, but after a while it might become boring.
  4. TashaL.
    Aug 23, 2007
    8
    This game has the BEST graphics! and that is a must, so you can see all the dog's details and cuteness up close! I got bored with it after a while, but a few months later im hooked on it again! If you loves dogs, Get it. Expand
  5. StephanieF.
    Jan 14, 2008
    7
    Nintendogs is a great game but like many people I also think the dogs should grow up and another thing is that I'd like to be able to breed them and they also never die as well which is a downpour as you can inly keep 8 dogs and if you're really attached it's hard to donate them. Expand
  6. HannahS.
    Mar 24, 2007
    6
    It's ok, except it can get boring,the dogs don't always listen and that can be EXTREMELY frustrating, and the dogs don't grow up, it would be cooler if they did, but they never died. Also,you can only teach it a certain number of tricks,and can only enter three competitions a day. It can get extremely boring after a while. Expand
  7. JessC.
    Mar 21, 2007
    4
    The graphics are awesome and the game is really fun the first day , but it gets so boring after a while you can only take your dog out once an hour and compete 3 times a day. Expand

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