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Catz 5 (PC)
Member Name: mickr
Catz 5 (PC)
Advantages: Fun, simple and inventive
Disadvantages: Create your own scene can be confusing
Catz 5 - PC game
My little one loves her PC games at the moment, coming to the age where she is able to pick up children's games really easily. Two recent games we have bought her (though not recent as in new out) have been Dogz 5 and Catz 5 which can actually be installed together and be played together, something my little one really loves, especially when the dogs chase the cats on the game screen! I have already written a review on Dogz 5, so let me present Catz 5 to you also!
We bought both games for only £2.00 each which seems about average for these games these days, and is a great bargain!
There is an awful lot of similarities between Dogz 5 and Catz 5, apart from the obvious that one is for dogs and the other is cats! Both games are also backwards compatible which means you can bring your cats or dogs from previous Catz and Dogz games into this one, though not having owned any previous games, I can not tell you how good this option is. Also, as already mentioned above, the two games can also be installed together and then run together to allow both your dog and cat friends to live and play together.
The game play is simple. You adopt a cat from a whole list of different breeds, all cartoon like for the game. You are able to adopt absolutely loads of different cats and name them all - I am not sure how many you can adopt in total as my little one keeps getting the option to adopt more, though at the moment she has around 15-20 of them! Of course, with so many to look after, she does end up losing some when they run away if she has not visited them, played with them, fed and bathed them for a length of time! The first time, she was quite upset though she has so many now that I think she has forgotten most of them!
Once you have adopted a cat, as already stated, you look after them by feeding, cleaning and playing with them. You are able to dress them in a variety of clothes, paint them and decorate their homes. As all of this happens, you can watch them grow from kitten to cat and if you play with two together, they may even mate and have their own kittens! This can be quite comical when two different breeds mate! When the kittens have babies, they randomly have between 1-4 unique kittens in the litter which play in the nursery with their mum until they have grown up. Baby kittens can only go in the nursery, and this is the only time that you are able to play with more than two animals at the same time.
Within the game, there are many different game windows to play your pets in such as the living room, kitchen, back yard, seaside, bathroom and many more play scenes, five of which are new to this addition of Catz. There is also an option to create your own scene from scratch, though I took a quick look at this option and found it rather complicated for a youngster so we mainly ignore this part, though older children may love this. You are able to import your own photos into the play scene, take pictures of your cats and create postcards to print out and also find more clip-art, animations and backgrounds on a special web page online of your very own.
Also new to this game opposed to previous Catz games are five new breeds and a lot of new toys and clothing. Weather effects and day and night cycles are also in effect in this game.
There are also five mini-games within Dogz which enable the child to win more items to decorate their house with.
The graphics is certainly above average for a game of this kind, and perfect for children. The sound can get a little repetitive and annoying and unfortunately, my little one will not allow me to turn the volume down!
Overall, this is a great game for little ones. It does not seem to have an age recommendation on the box, though I would recommend this for children age three years plus.
Summary: A great addition to a youngsters PC game collection