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The DOG Island - Nintendo Wii

by Ubisoft
Everyone
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews) 70 / 100

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Platform: Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii
  • Discover an adorable adventure for kids - heartwarming story of a dog trying to save his sibling from sickness
  • Pick your puppy and customize it with clothes and accessories as you progress in the adventure
  • Control your puppy easily with the Wii-mote and sniff out hidden treasure trusting the sense of smell
  • Meet more than 48 different breeds and become friends with them
  • Visit diverse and highly recognizable environments, from Egypt to Greenland

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Product Details

Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000MTF05O
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 6, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,003 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii

The first video-game based on the best-selling franchise ‘THE DOG’

AN ADORABLE ADVENTURE FOR KIDS

  • Heartwarming story of a dog trying to save his sibling from sickness
  • Sniff out hidden treasure trusting sense of smell

PLENTY OF CUTE PUPPIES

  • More than 48 breeds to meet
  • Customize your character with clothes & accessories

AN ENGAGING AND DIVERSE QUEST

  • Very diverse environments to visit, from Egypt to Greenland
Replay value with mini-games such as races or soccer.

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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let it be what it is and enjoy June 3, 2008
By Keyglow
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First off let me just say that I'm probably not the target audience for this game. I'm a 30 something male with no children who traditionally loves adventure games akin to Zelda, Mario Galaxy, Okami etc. But a video game based on the small dogs with oversized heads franchise (known to some as The Dog, to others like me as STRANGE RATIO!) was just too much to pass up. So I picked it up.

At 30 bucks this game is totally worth the purchase. Compared to other games of the 'adventure' genre, it's not very original, but the overall cute factor really does make up for it. Essentially the entire game is comprised of various Fetch Quests which involve your character (you can choose to be one of forty odd breeds of dogs like Beagle, Rottweiler, Basset Hound, Poodle, Akita, Husky- the list goes ON and ON and ON) learning how to sniff and running around the Dog Island finding things for other characters, all in the name of finding a cure for your brother/sister (you can decide the gender), who is a non-playable character that gets sick at the beginning of the game.

There are a few varied activities such as fishing, bug catching and dog soccer, and mild puzzle solving (not really- they sort of hold your hand through anything resembling a challenge) but for the most part there's a lot of sniffing and digging. It's a Dog Island, after all. For example, the Doctor on the island (a very likeable Beagle named Potan) will say "fetch me these three herbs from the field and they can be used to help your little sibling" and he tells you what each herb smells like, and you go out and look for it. Your sniff meter gets higher as you get closer and once you're right on top of it, you dig in the ground and out it comes.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great adventure game for kids! June 13, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Length: 3:16 Mins
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For kids, but not the youngest June 13, 2008
By Cynthia
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game for my seven and four year old to play. Unfortunately they are both too scared of the "scary snakes" and other wild animals to play most of the quest game, although the four year old likes to change the dog's clothes and run around in the villages (no snakes there), and they both enjoy watching me play. There's a lot of reading required, which means my four year old can't play without someone sitting at her side; it would be good reading practice for my seven year old if he weren't afraid to leave the villages! But the first time he did, a bear caught his dog; he couldn't get away and the dog was killed. Although the game lets you start at the same spot with your health restored, he was badly shaken and really hasn't felt the same bout the game since.

I have played very few video games but found this very enjoyable. I played it myself after the kids were in bed; it took me about three weeks to get through the quest. The game starts out very easy and gradually gets harder, but helps you learn and practice the new skills you need as you need them.

*** minor spoiler alert ****

The ending changes abruptly to a much scarier, less flexible game. It's as if they had to rush it out the door and brought in additional staff. I never, ever want to go through one particular sequence again; fortunately I know my children are years away from being able to get that far. Take my advice and don't accept the invitation to go on the Anc Road. Not only is it no fun, but once you do, you can't get back to the free play part of the game.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely pleasant and sickenly sweet November 20, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I agree with the review of just letting this game be what it is. Somethings that will be a drawback for those without patience are the long and mostly unnecessary video sequences very early on in the game. There is also an awful lot of reading as the dialogue between characters is written, not spoken. Younger players who are not reading well or at all will need someone to watch with them much of the time. But hey, reading with our kids is becoming a lost tradition that needs a comeback in some form. This may just lead to bedtimes reading chapters of "Charlotte's Web" with your children rather than just popping in the video and getting it all over with in just over an hour. Sorry...I digress.

The game looks and sounds great, the story is engaging and though sickenly sweet that's okay. Jeez it's about Puppies so what would you expect. There are moments when you'll be moved and think "Aww[...]" and moments you'll laugh, and even be excited. About 30 minutes into the game it becomes what you want it to with exploration and some angry creatures that, yes, will hurt you if you're not careful. The youngest boy I work with was afraid of the snakes and the wild boars and always handed the controller to another resident to play those parts but he never quit playing and remained engrossed in the story line. Anyone can relate to being sick, trying to help someone in need and the frustrations and rewards that come with that. That's what this game is all about. It reminds me very much of the original "Animal Crossing" for the Gamecube to be honest and in some ways, as much as I love that game, I enjoy this one even more. The big difference is this has an adventure story line with a definite beginning and end and "Animal Crossing" just keeps going.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Laid Back RPG Title- Ideal for Casual Gamers
The Dog Island was one of the first games I purchased for the Wii. After coming across a handful of positive reviews, I wanted to give it a try (plus, I'm a big dog lover). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lindsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game in great condition!
Got here on time and is in great condition,a few scratches because I got a use version but it plays perfect! Great game!
Published 4 months ago by Ky Rickman
3.0 out of 5 stars Game is Okay, cute graphics
Graphics in the game were very cute and we did like that we could pick our character from a very wide variety of dog breeds. However, there was a lot of reading in the game. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Laura Cannon
4.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
My son was very anxious to receive this game. It arrived in a very timely manner, which made him very happy. He has been playing it ever since we got it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Christine Sawada-DeCamp
5.0 out of 5 stars the dog island by Elizabeth (10 years old)
I love the dog island. It is a game for dog lovers who love adventure. You can choose your own dog and gender and choose the name. Read more
Published 12 months ago by S. Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Family Friendly Game
This game is very family friendly, and it got interest of my son. It may not be as fast action as Lego City Undercover, but that's a relief in our fast moving world both in real... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Aleksander Malinowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game!
We had this game for the PS2 but our system died. Just as good on WII. My boys love this game
Published 18 months ago by Jshopping
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Dog Island - Great for tweens and adults
This game is fantastic. My family loves the dog island game and have taken three different dogs through the entire game. Read more
Published 20 months ago by C. Kuch
1.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but............
A few summers ago, I found this game at a video rental store and was immediately hooked. Iwent back and renewed every week until I had finished the game about three times. Read more
Published on July 18, 2012 by Michael Egley
1.0 out of 5 stars Some disappointed kiddies!!
My girls (8 and 6) are the ultimate dog lovers! When they saw that we'd bought this game they begged me to let them play it. Read more
Published on January 15, 2012 by Ivanca
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