Parents' Guide to

Petz: Nursery

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Simple baby animals pet sim promotes other Petz games.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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Kids say (5):

What’s here is fine. Kids will likely enjoy feeding and grooming their pets and watching them grow. The problem is, there’s not much to it, and much of it is very similar to what can be found in other Petz games. In fact, the cart riding minigame here is virtually identical in feel and control to the skateboarding minigame in Petz: Dogz Talent Show. Ditto for the food stirring game.

What’s more, the game’s shtick—that players can download newborn animals from certain other Petz games—seems almost to be proof that the primary reason for this game to exist is simply to make parents buy more Petz products so that they can interface with one another. There’s no reason the few bits of original play and functionality in this game couldn’t have been included in other Petz games to make them slightly deeper experiences. As is, Nursery comes off as a product designed to lure unsuspecting players and parents into buying yet another Petz product.

Online interaction: This game allows children to upload pictures of their animals to, where they can be shared with friends. Kids will neither see nor interact with any other players during this process.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 10, 2009
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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