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First Zhu Zhu Pets For Your Room, Now They FIt Into A DS Game

  • Mar 3, 2011
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When I was a kid they did not have all of these game systems to choose from, but I think that the most affordable and easiest one to transport for all of those road trips is the Nintendo DS. One of the most popular game among  the younger generation is the Zhu Zhu Pets game. This is still popular even though this has been out for a little while now, but you can still find this game at any gaming store or even Best Buy for only $20.00. With this they can explore their own little city and have the fun without all of the clean up and smell of the live hamsters. Just like each of the kids in the world today they all have their own personality, so why not have a hamster with an attitude and personality. This game is rated E for everyone.

About The Game
In this game you will nurture and care for hamsters making sure that they are healthy and happy. But, you will need to do more than just petting them and feeding them. You will need to take them places and for a drive in the car and send them through mazes as you would live pets. You will also have baby Zhu Zhu pets that need caring for.


Getting Started
It is very important that your DS game is turned off before you insert this game. Then insert the game and hit the power button and turn on the game system, when the screen finally is activated press the start button on the menu screen.


Controls
You will need the stylus pen to play this game because this has a sensor touch screen, and either the + control pad to move around. It is really easy just tap the screen where the particular icon is that you want and away you go. The next step is to confirm your selection and they way that you do that is by making sure that you hit the "A" button. If you don't, the game will not save your selection. If you forget to hit the "A" button all you have to do is hit the "B" button and it will take you back to the previous screen and you can just re-select the pet that you wanted.

Profiles
To start to play this game you will have to set up a profile and make sure that you save it.  Here you can choose one of the 3 different types of profiles. If this is the first time then you will have to choose a new profile, but if you are continuing a game then just select your old profile. I you were to select the new option the game will automatically make up a new profile for you. The way that you will be able to notice this is by the birthmark of your different hamsters. This screen will also have a number along side of your hamster, and this tells you how many hamsters that you have created. This also has the number of trophies that you have gotten for all of your pet hamsters. In order to not get frustrated and have to start all over again, you have to make sure that you save all of the info that you have chosen. You can also have duplicate profiles by coping an existing ones and hitting the new profile button. If this does not work then you will have to erase the old profile in order for it to take. To do that, it is very easy. All you do is to select the erase option and pick the profile that you want to erase then hit confirm. This erasing process is irreversible, once it is gone, its gone.

Levels to Unlock
There are 4 levels of intensity that you can unlock, the apple and carrot are level 4 and the level 5 is the coin level. To be able to play this game for longer lengths you will have to unlock the level 4 and you can play the game for over 2.5 hours. Each time that you want to unlock one, you will need to do things such as in order to get the pet Nugget: you will have to collect 4 trophies bronze or higher. When you get the hamster Jilly, you will  be able to play this game for 5 hours. After you finish the second level you can get Winkie, and in order to get Scoodles you will have to get 4 gold trophies.


Main Menu & Options
From this screen this is where you will start all of your picks, and these include begin play from where you left off from the last game. This will start out by nurturing your hamster, the you will start to go on an adventure. For all of the parents that do not like noise this does have a volume control option. You will also be able to see a list of all of the other players credits, just in-case you are playing each other.


Playing Game
After you set up your profile then you will be in the nurture mode, and this is where you will take care of your hamsters. You will feed them, exercise them, and even put them to bed. Just like the real ones, you will have mazes that these can run them through. But, the main thing that you have to try and do is to get a high nurture rating by performing well and earning and collecting items from their adventures. This is how you can subsequently earn upgrades to the next level.

This game allows you to tap and drag your pet around with the action of the stylus pen. You can drag them through different screens and dangle a carrot in front of them to get them going. They also have a way to interact with other hamsters by dragging a pink heart to the other hamster and giving them a hug. Once the proper steps are done you will unlock the door to your new adventure.

You do not have to worry about saving where you are in your adventure because the game will automatically save where you left off and you can continue at a different time. This will not save exactly where you stop at in an adventure but it will save your info at the beginning of the latest adventure. There is only one way to save where you are at in the middle of an adventure, and that is by putting you DS into the sleep mode. By doing this, unless you are plugged into the wall you will deplete the life of your battery.


Warnings
There are just few warnings that you should be aware of and they are try not to touch the connectors with your fingers as they may leave skin oils on the metal and interfere with the way that the game runs. Try to keep the game dry and clean. Also, do not blow into them like the old VHS tape machines. The heat and cold will affect that way that this game will act so try and store this in a room temperature spot. Never use any solvents to clean this game, this also includes  alcohol. Make sure that there is nothing stuck in the end of the game when you go to plug it into the slot because once you get something stuck inside of this you may damage the metal contacts inside.

Conclusion
This game is fun and easy to navigate. The noises that the hamsters make are cute  and you can hear them quite clearly, and the animation graphics are excellent. You can see everything very clearly and you do not have to squint your eyes to see anything on the screen. Our daughter just loves playing with this, and also interacting with all of her other real hamsters. I think your kids will have an amusing time trying to do all the activities that this games has to offer. As far as I know I have seen no sign of being able to play this as a two player game. But, my daughter does not care, she likes the alone time in her ZHU ZHU pet world.

Recommended:
Yes
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When I was a kid they did not have all of these game systems to choose from, but I think that the most affordable and easiest one to transport for all of those road trips is the Nintendo DS. One of the most popular game among  the younger generation is the Zhu Zhu Pets game. This is still popular even though this has been out for a little while now, but you can still find this game at any gaming store or even Best Buy for only $20.00. With this they can explore their own little city and have the fun without all of the clean up and smell of the live hamsters. Just like each of the kids in the world today they all have their own personality, so why not have a hamster with an attitude and personality. This game is rated E for everyone.
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