Nintendogs: Lab & Friends Image
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

Summary: Players care for and train their puppy by petting it, walking it and buying it supplies to play with. As a puppy competes in obedience and agility trials, owners can win money to purchase other puppy breeds. The pups will vary in gender, coloration and personality. Players purchase one of several breeds available at the beginning, then start spending time with their pup. They throw flying discs and balls to improve the pup’s agility, bathe it when it gets dirty and use their own personal voice commands to train the dog to do tricks. If players train it well enough, they will excel in obedience and agility trials and disc competitions, which will earn money that they can use to buy other supplies and puppy breeds. When players earn enough cash, they can buy even more puppies to live with their original pup. Players can socialize their pups by walking them around the town, where they will meet neighborhood dogs, and maybe even find new toys. Trips to the park and gym offer valuable training time to prepare for agility trials and disc competitions. Over time, the pup's stamina will increase so players can explore farther and farther. Players also can interact wirelessly with their friends' Nintendogs – they can set their DS to bark whenever another puppy is within wireless range. [Nintendo]
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Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Genre(s): Simulation, Miscellaneous, Virtual Life, Virtual Life, Virtual, Pet
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Comic Mischief
Connectivity:Online
Cast Credit
Shigeru Miyamoto General Producer
Satoru Iwata Executive Producer
Motoaki Fukuda Effect Design
Michiho Hayashi 3-D Design
Kenji Shinmoto 3-D Design
Keijiro Inoue Effect Design
Takahiro Hamaguchi UI Design
Hajime Wakai Music
Masanobu Sato 3-D Design
Satoshi Furukawa UI Design
Hideki Konno Producer
Kiyoshi Mizuki Director
Takayuki Shimamura System Director
Kunio Watanabe Dog/Script Director
Katsuhito Nashimura Object/Walking-Mode Director
Tsutomu Kaneshige Programming Director
Yoshitaka Ajioka Dog Programming
Yuzuru Ogawa UI Proggramming
Hiroyuki Kono UI Proggramming
Soichi Nakajima Object/UI Programming
Yasushi Ebisawa Object/Wireless System Programming
Junji Morii Design Director
Akito Osanai 3-D Design
Mieka Ajima 3-D Design
Hideaki Takamura 3-D Design
Tomoko Ichikawa UI Design
Yoshiki Haruhana Design Advisor
Ryoji Yoshitomi Sound Director
Masato Mizuta Sound Effect Programming
Yoji Inagaki Voice Input Programming
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Awards & Rankings

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#8 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
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#26 Most Shared DS Game of 2005