Parents' Guide to

Wappy Dog

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Novel game+toy concept makes for unique virtual pet romp.

Game Nintendo DS 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

forutne telling

Wappy told my 7 year old that his fortune was that he was going to have a bad day. Is there a setting to turn this off or preset positive fortunes?

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Wappy Dog provides a great experience just for the sheer novelty of the robotic toy that reacts in real-time to the game. It should be noted that Wappy Dog's interaction with the game are limited. The toy makes sounds and limited movements in response to actions that happen in the game, but these are all pre-defined and not truly customizable by players. It is not a sophisticated robot, but it does not need to be. The point of the toy is to make the hard work and dedication of caring for a virtual pet seem more tangible and real, which this game/toy combo accomplishes. Aspiring pet owners will no doubt find the charm and novelty of this game well worth it.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: November 8, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for No Descriptors
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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