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The game is an extension of the Littlest Pet Shop toy brand, which also includes an animated TV series. This is the second in a series of Littlest Pet Shop games for the DS.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is based on Hasbro's Littlest Pet Shop toy line and animated TV show, and is part of a series of Littlest Pet Shop Nintendo DS games. The game features two types of online multiplayer gameplay: in Party Hall, players can plan a party by setting the date and choosing up to six minigames to be played, then allowing up to three friends who also have copies of the game to "attend the party" by receiving invites at the appropriate time. Any of the minigames can also be played with friends over a wireless connection. There is no chat.
Is It Any Good?
Littlest Pet Shop - Spring does everything right in terms of appealing to its target audience. The pets - which include a variety of kitties, puppies, bunnies, horses, and other animals – are all super-cute, and the game boasts 120 accessories, 34 playsets, two toys, and 54 goals to complete. The game's not as polished, nor are the animals as expressive and interactive as those found in Nintendogs (still, after several years, the golden standard of pet sim games on the Nintendo DS).
But the addition of entertaining minigames that can be played with friends via the Nintendo DS's WiFi connection, helps to prolong the game's appeal after all of the pets and accessories have been collected. Plus, each of the minigames offers three levels of difficulty to accommodate players of various skill levels and reflexes. Players can switch between any of the pets they've adopted, and can zoom in to give them some one-on-one attention, such as petting and feeding.
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