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We got our Wii back in February and my 4 year old daughter was desperate to play on it too so I decided to get her a game. She is into collecting all the littlest pet shop figures so when I saw this game on Play.com for £6.00 I decided to get it for her. The game box has a picture of 3 of the pets you get collect and says the game is suitable for age 3+ and inside there is an instruction manual telling you how to get started playing the game, settings, controls etc. The game is very basic, you start with one pet that you need to feed, brush, dress up and play with and as you complete the various tasks the option will come up for you to adopt a new pet which will then travel by train to live in your littlest pet shop world and you do the same with each pet you get. There are 32 pets for you to adopt in total and when you have a certain amount of pets new worlds become available such as jungle, snowy land and a few more. You can swap and change what pets live in each world whenever you want. While playing the game you need to collect kibble coins. You do this by letting your pet run around and collecting the coins or you can go into a games arcade where you can play a good variety of games such as dancing and hide and seek in easy, medium or hard settings and win coins. The harder the setting the more coins you win. My daughter really enjoys playing this game but could not play without our help as there is a lot of reading in it. This suited us fine as wanted a game we could help her with anyway. When she is just letting her pet run around collecting coins and playing she can do it easily on her own but the arcade section is too tricky for her. The game is very repetitive and my husband and I are a bit fed up of it now that we have had it a while but my daughter still loves it! She gets super excited whenever a new pet comes on the train to live in her worlds and she loves dressing them all up in silly outfits. I would say this game would be suitable for children up to around 8 years old. My 7 year old sister enjoys playing it just as much as my daughter. Littlest Pet Shop is by EA Games and widely available for a good price. It is currently for sale at ASDA for £7.91.
Ideally suited to 4-6 year old girls this schmaltzy cute game is very easy to play and varied enough to keep even the most inquisitive child occupied for hours on end. As a parent it'll drive you nuts. The whole thing is very repetative which makes it ideal for a young child as there are very few skills need to master the basics of the game play. You start with one pet whom you look after, feed, put to sleep and take for walks collecting kibble coins as you go. The coins allow you to purchase garish accessories for your pets and enable you to visit the pet store and adopt additional pets from the Meow Market too. Along the way you'll find lots of games ranging from balancing on a giant moving ball to simple dance moves. The more fun your pet has the more kibble coins you'll earn. Its all good clean simplistic fun, although by age 7 my daughter was getting very bored with it. Its better suited to younger children.
Littlest Pet Shop brings the magic of owning your own pet shop to your home. EA brings the quirkiness and cuteness of the popular Hasbro girl's brand to life in a digital world.