Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo

 
Play math and logic games to attract Moshlings to your zoo.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

In order to attract Moshlings to the zoo, players must help them and meet their needs. Once in the zoo, Moshlings need to be nurtured with their favorite foods and objects, as well as baths, meals, and games.

Positive role models

You become the keeper of the Moshling Monsters and as such are the main character in the game.

Ease of play

While many of the puzzles are fairly obvious to solve, it's not always clear where you will find the materials you need. Is it already on the screen, or does it need to be purchased elsewhere? Also, the different areas of the world reset when you leave. You may repair the hammock in one screen, but you'll return to find it broken. It doesn't really matter, but some kids may find it frustrating. Also, the math and logic mini-games may be too difficult for younger fans of the brand.

Violence & scariness
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Language
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Consumerism

The game is based on the Moshi Monsters virtual world, but there are also a range of toys, games, and other products in the franchise. Some copies of the game may come with a code to unlock online virtual merchandise.

Privacy & safety
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is a simulation game in which players become the keepers of cute and cuddly little Moshling monsters. The Moshlings need lots of love in the way of baths, food, toys, games, and races. But first you'll have to figure out how to convince each of the 104 varieties to join your zoo. It is helpful to know that all of the varieties aren't available at the beginning of the game. They unlock as you increase your rating by playing mini-games and winning trophies. The types of mini-games include time-management style, object matching, and math/logic. There's also a racing game that involves jumping/swimming/flying over and under hurdles.

What's it about?

Moshlings are pets for Moshi Monsters, the characters in a popular virtual world by the same name. In MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO, you are tasked with attracting and caring for a variety of Moshlings. The challenge is that each Moshling has different needs and preferences and you'll need to figure out how to make each one happy. Once Moshlings have joined your zoo, you keep them happy by participating in contests, and feeding and bathing them. You can also collect Moshling eggs that hatch into more Moshlings for your zoo. Players collect money to spend on food, toys, and comfort items in the shops to build an amazing Moshling zoo.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo feels overwhelming at first, with so many things to do, but eventually game play feels familiar. If your kids are old enough for the mini-games, they will enjoy exercising their brains as they build up their zoo rating and unlock more Moshlings. If they aren't ready to play games containing addition and logic, they may be quickly frustrated, however. They won't be able to win competitions, although the game is set up so that no player comes in lower than third place and all earn trophies. The mini-games are fun, but they may grow old before all 104 Moshling varieties are unlocked.

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Game details

Platforms:Nintendo DS
Price:$29.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Activision
Release date:November 6, 2011
Genre:Mini-games
Topics:Magic and fantasy
ESRB rating:E for Comic Mischief (Nintendo DS)

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Kid, 11 years old November 30, 2013
age 6+
 

children are good to go!

My copy came with a code to unlock the moshling nipper on the virtual world. that is why i put on the dollar sign.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old June 17, 2012
age 7+
 

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo

It is a video game about finding and catching moshlings in the wacky world of moshi monsters. You need to find a certain moshling in an area on the map. Then if you can catch it when you find it, you get to take it back to your zoo! It was really fun. I loved it so much I caught all the moshlings in 2 days!
What other families should know
Great messages
Adult Written byadam72539 May 29, 2012
age 7+
 
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Moshi monsters is awesome!!!

I think its a really good game and its fun and awesome. Sometimes it can be abit stressful to pay alot of money for membership but its a really good game!!! it also has abit of vloence and negaive materals.

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