Arghhh Damn Moshi Monsters!
My kids are obsessed with all things Moshi, I don't really get the hype myself! Being old and boring and all that!
Well the amount of Moshi Monster stuff in my house is ridiculous, not only have they taken over my childrens lives but they have taken over my house too, if I am not stepping on a figure I am having cards shoved in my face and to be honest I am not too happy haha!
When Moshi Monster Moshling Zoo was released for the Nintendo DS in November 2011 I got nagged half to death for it, Christmas was coming up and I was determined not to give in and get it before and then my dad bought it for them!
As he bought one game there was murders between 3 of my boys who would have it first but as my eldest had put £5 of his pocket money off his grandad towards it I thought it fair to go to him first. He is 10yrs old and not as much as a Moshi fan as my 8yr old but he really enjoyed the game. He did get a bit bored of it now and again so in the end he didn't complete it but gave it to his brother who absolutely loves it.
The game is based around a Moshi Monster Universe and you have to go through each 'world' trying to find eggs which then need to go in the incubator and then to the nursery. Going through the 'worlds' you will also find fully fledged Moshlings to build up your collection, you can do tasks to earn points which allow you to buy items such as food and collectables in order to capture these Moshlings.
Every now and then I will hear a 'yesss' from my 8yr old indicating to me he has found a Moshling! He gets so excited by it I can't help but laugh!
In the Wooley Wilderness you have different areas to explore ~
Whoop 'n' Holler Valley
Taki Taki Islands
As you use the d-pad to walk through these areas you will be able to point and click various objects, some of these will require a certain action to be undertaken and once done you may just find yourself a Moshling.
Ahh yes it's just occured to me! You don't earn points, you get rox! Silly me!
So performing tasks or completing things will earn you rox to spend.
I have played it a few times, you know just offering a bit of help! I found it quite annoying in all honesty, I would go through one section and not find anything so move onto a different, then back again and there would be something there, I found it tedious but I am 26! My 8yr old thinks it's the best thing since chicken nuggets lol!!
Moshi Monsters has been a new craze that has swept through my younger sisters school, and she has found that she absolutely loves these weird cute monsters. There are various Moshi Monsters products such as cuddly toys, magazines, gummi fruits and the newest addition a DS game: Moshi Monsters - Moshling Zoo. Its about £30 from any video game store as it is still quite a new addition, but after reading a few reviews on it, it seemed to be a game that many kids who liked the little monsters wouldn't put it aside like many of the other games they might own.
The age limit for this game is 3 plus, and I would say it is pretty fair as it contains bright colours and is kid friendly game. The plot and point of the game is pretty simple and combined with the bright colours would keep any kid entertained. When you purchase this game, you have the chance of getting a rare exclusive Moshling/3 day membership and a thousand rocks, which according to those who love Moshi Monsters, is a great thing to have.
She was given this game for Christmas, and she has been playing it every day since. The main aim of the game is to collect all the moshlings and care for them. Overall within the game there are 104 moshlings, and even though she plays it a lot, she still hasn't got all the moshlings. To get them you have to give them special treats, which can be found throughout the World or you can pay for them. However, sometimes you won't actually find a moshling, but you might find a moshling egg instead.
After she let me play this game for a little while, I saw that it was a pretty decent game for the money I had spent on it for her. The graphics are quite cute for the DS console, and are filled with bright colours. I'm pretty sure these factors are why the Moshlings are so well loved by 9 year olds. The game also lets you play many minigames, like where you must build a snowman, spin 3 plates at a time and capturing lions. Most of these games are pretty simple, but my sister says they are challenging enough for her to keep wanting to play.
Getting all of the weird Moshling creatures is quite hard work to. You have to visit the Nursery and the Incubator to ensure that their health is good. Then, when you go to the Moshling Zoo, there are seperate parts for seperate sets, which is good as if you wanna see a specific Moshling you can find them easily. Another thing that adds to the value of the game, is that fact that you can earn trophies throughout it. This is something that adds to the overall gameplay, as it gives those who play it something to achieve.
The only problem within this game is that there isn't the ability to have multi-saves, you must keep playing on one particular game. This can be annoying if you have a sister like me, who likes to test out any game that comes into the house and then ruins all your hard earned game money.
I would reccomend this game to those who have young daughters/sons/siblings who love Moshi Monsters, as it is a great game to have and keep them entertained. The graphics and colours are great, and for everything thats included in it such as the minigames and trophies to gain - it is well worth its price.
Two of my daughters received the Moshi Monsters Moshling Zoo game for christmas and they absolutely love them as they love everything Moshi!
My girls are 8 and 6 and found the game very easy to move through. There are different levels and on each level you have to find moshi eggs which are put to a nursery to hatch and then can be looked after or to find moshlings which then need to be looked after.
There are also crystals located through out the pages and the player should collect these crystals as more crystals they get more items they can purchase to look after their moshling ie food/toys etc.
There is also additional games which the player can play in order to gather lots of crystals in a burst.
Although this game is marketted from age 3 plus a younger player would need help as the moshling will say what they require for instance in order to collect a moshling you may have to mend a broken chair for example and they will ask you to mend the chair - a younger player would need help with the instructions required. This game is very popular with my daughters friends as the moshi monsters are the in thing and there is definiately enough games to keep the children interested in this game.