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Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends

by Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS
Everyone
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) 3 answered questions 71 / 100

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  • More than 27 breeds to choose from, including puppies and kittens
  • Each puppy and kitten has unique coloring and personality possibilities
  • Breed choice depends on game version. These include French Bulldog, Toy Poodle and Golden Retriever
  • Utilize Nintendo 3DS StreetPass and SpotPass functionality to share your experience with friends and other players
  • With Nintendo 3DS augmented-reality feature, you can watch your puppy play on your dining room table or sit in the palm of your hand

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  • ASIN: B002I08VLA
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 27, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,279 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends is a single player, handheld, Pet Simulation game for Nintendo 3DS.* The latest game to date in the wildly popular Nintendogs franchise Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends is one of three versions of Nintendogs + Cats released simultaneously along with the 3DS gameplay system. Features include: care, feeding and training functionality pioneered by the Nintendogs franchise; touchscreen and microphone interaction with pets; 3DS camera-based technology; and augmented reality features utilizing handheld game cards.

Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends game box

The Pups are Back and Have Brought Friends

Nintendogs' puppies are back in the palm of your hand in Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends for the Nintendo 3DS system. This new, special game features even cuter and more expressive puppies and, for the first time, kittens. The fun from the original nintendogs game returns, with multiple breeds to choose from, accessories for your puppies and kittens to wear, and the ability to let your puppies and kittens train and compete in different challenges and activities. In addition, Nintendo 3DS functionality expands gameplay in a variety of ways, for example: the built-in player facing camera allows pets to recognize you and react accordingly; StreetPass and SpotPass functionality allows you to share your experience with friends and other players wirelessly; and special augmented reality features utilize playing cards to bring your pets into the real world.

3 puppies vying for your attention by jumping on the 3DS screen in Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
Nintendogs comes to Nintendo 3DS with some fun new friends.
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Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS is a groundbreaking hardware release that brings 3D gaming to the handheld market for the first time. The fourth major release in the DS product line, the Nintendo 3DS utilizes 3D Slider functionality and an improved top LCD display to present a glasses-free 3D effect in compatible games, while giving players the option to moderate the effect as they see fit. Taken together with additional features including full analog control in 3D game environments, motion and gyro sensors that transfer the movements of the handheld into the game, 3D camera functionality, an adjustable stylus and full backwards compatibility to all Nintendo DS games and you have not only a must-have system, but a revolution in handheld gaming.

Key Game Features

  • More Than 27 Breeds to Choose From
    • Each puppy and kitten has unique coloring and personality possibilities.
    • Breed choice depends on game version. These include French Bulldog, Toy Poodle and Golden Retriever.
  • Puppies and Kittens Come to Life
    • Puppies and kittens look fluffier, softer and more expressive than ever in 3D.
    • Adorably lifelike puppies and kittens react to your touch and your voice using the built-in camera, touch screen and microphone. The facial-recognition technologies on the Nintendo 3DS even let puppies recognize their owners.
    • You can take pictures of your puppies and kittens by simply tapping the camera icon on the screen, which you can save to your album and share with your friends.
  • Share Your Experience with Friends and Other Players
    • Exchange your Mii characters, puppies and kittens, and presents with other nearby players over a wireless connection (StreetPass).
    • Seamlessly hop online and download new game content such as new Mii characters and items such as pet accessories (SpotPass).
  • Play with Your Puppies and Kittens in Your World
    • With the Nintendo 3DS augmented-reality feature, you can watch your puppy play on your dining room table or sit in the palm of your hand.
    • You will be able to walk with your puppy and have your steps counted by the built-in pedometer on the Nintendo 3DS system when you have the game inserted and in sleep mode.
    • The Journal feature will keep track of your daily activities in the game. You can view other players you've encountered with StreetPass, view your pedometer data, etc.

Additional Screenshots

Petting a puppy in Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
More than 27 breeds.
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Petting your pet kitty in Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
Enjoy cats for the first time.
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A French Bulldog competing in an event in Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
All-new events & functionality.
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Giving your Toy Poodle a bath in Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends
Classic pet sim gameplay.
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing March 29, 2011
By Dog Mom
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I decided to get this as my first game for the 3DS and it does not disappoint! I can't believe how clear the graphics are and how the puppies and cats pop out at you. I started with a pug because I have one in real life, and I am dazzled by the similarities of this virtual pug to my real pug. Nintendo did a wonderful job on the mannerisms and poses of the dogs. I can't wait to unlock more breeds and find more presents while I take my Nintendog for a walk. Highly recommend this game, you will not be let down.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game! March 28, 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I just got my 3DS yesterday on release day. I bought 5 of the release games with it, one of them being this game. I have spent the most time playing this adorable game! The puppies are so realistic even if you don't have your 3D turned on! I have has so much fun teaching my new Shiba tricks, shopping for an awesome pink collar and food, entering competitions, etc.! I would recommend this game as the first game to buy if you are buying the 3DS for a 6-12 year old. This game is for all ages though! I am a 37 year old mom and bought it so my 8 year old daughter could play around with my new 3DS. I have spent hours more playing with the puppies then she has!
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Basics and 2D vs. 3D April 3, 2011
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
If you've played Nintendogs before, expect much of the same thing. You start the game at the kennel, picking out your first puppy. You can choose between a Golden Retriever, Beagle, Shiba, Pinscher, Pug, Dachshund, Maltese, Great Dane, and English Cocker Spaniel. You can choose 1-3 colors of the dog (depending on what breed you pick) or you can let the game choose for you with the "surprise me" color. You have to get a dog first. Once you have a dog, you unlock the ability to get cats (once you earn enough money). The cats are Standard (with colors of solid, tabby, spotted tabby, and calico), Oriental (with colors of pointed and smoke), and Longhair (also with colors of pointed and smoke). In the case of both cats and dogs, once you pick the color you have three different shades or designs of that color to choose from.

The main point of this game is to simply take care of your pet. You feed it, give it water to drink, take it for walks, play with it. You practice for competitions (disc competition, lure coursing, and obedience trial) which get you money to buy supplies for your pets or to buy new pets. There are different shops for different things including pet supplies, accessories, interiors, secondhand, kennel, and pet hotel. There are also shops when you walk your pet. These shops have strange hours. Like the shops, there is also a park and gym (depending where you walk your pet) where you can practice for the competitions. There is also a pedometer function where your pet walks with you. You select pedometer, close your 3DS, put the game system in your pocket, purse, or hand, and walk. For every so many steps you take, your pet collects treats and other various things.

2D vs. 3D. The most noticeable 3D effect is when your pet jumps up and starts licking you.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! November 23, 2011
A Kid's Review
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As the first game I played on my 3ds, I was truly amazed. The dogs are nearly photorealistic, and act much like real dogs. Training them is fun, they learn at their own pace, and slowly become more skilled the more you work with them. You get 9 breeds to start off with, the cutest being the Shiba Inu. I have noticed in my own game (I'm not sure if its an individual quirk or all are like this)that you can only earn up to 200 owner points per day. Getting many owner points unlocks certain things like new dog breeds in the kennel. You can have three dogs living with you at a time, and three at the pet hotel, so six total. If you decide you no longer want a dog, you can donate it to the pet hotel. Walking the dog is fun, you can control the dog somewhat by checking the leash. On a walk there are certain distractions you want to try to keep your dog away from, such as birds, trash, or fire hydrants. If you keep teaching your dog to stay away from these things, it will gradually become more obedient. Also, when walking, you may notice safety cones set up on the roadside. These aren't here simply to look cute. Their object is to weave your dog through them like weave poles in agility (hint: hold the leash low to exhibit optimal control over your dog - however this is still quite challenging.)If you weave succesfully through them, without moving any, an extra present appears for your dog to pick up. Presents are found at random during walks - except when you weave, then you get a present for sure. When walking there are several paths with interesting attractions on them. These are the paths:

Your Neighborhood: A basic neighborhood street with a BARC Botique shop on it that appears randomly,and signs on the sides leading to other paths. Sometimes the roadsign for SECRET PATH appears here.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Game! April 1, 2011
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
When I first started this game up, I was truly shocked and amazed! The 3D effects in this game are amazing, they blew me away! The graphics are clean and clear and so beautiful, the the puppies and kittens really do pop out and seem so real. Every little hair on their bodies stand out. Much better then the older Nintendogs games. It's so cute taking my Shiba Inu pup for a walk and watching him roll around in the grass or chasing birds. It's just a beautiful game to look at. I love that, instend of having 3 different colors, they have (using the shiba for ex.) 3 different black and tans, 3 different reds, and a tanish cream, all with different markings, some pups are even smaller then the others. The only downside is you can only keep 3 pets at home and 3 at the hotel (less then the older Nintendogs games). But other then that, it's a beautiful game with amazing 3D effects, super cute, and very fun.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
REALLY CUTE GAME
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Sure, But....
This was a present for our grandchildren. I have heard no complaints, so I assume it was more than satisfactory!
Published 7 days ago by Daniel J. Andrews
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1.0 out of 5 stars Severely Disappointed.
I ordered this for my 6 year old sister and she was super excited about it. HOWEVER when we recieved the package and she opened it the game was NOT in the case. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kenny Provost
1.0 out of 5 stars It came broken.
I waited about two weeks for this game to arrive, and when it came, I put it in my DS, and it didn't work. All my other games work perfectly fine. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happiness in a game
This game lets me have the childhood dog my parents would never let me have.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very similar to original, but great for kids
As a child, I loved nintendogs; I still have my old copy even though I hadn't picked it up in years. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars good for kids
The first 3 days was fun but not my style
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!
Nintendo Dogs + Cats is truly magnificent! Much more detail than the first ones. But I still really like the old ones a lot because there is just something about them that I... Read more
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