- Each version of Nintendogs comes with six breeds to choose from, and you can unlock additional breeds by playing with other owners through wireless gameplay!
- Collect and play with a huge array of items such as tennis balls, flying discs and even clothing accessories.
- Compete in obedience and agility trials to earn cash to buy even more dogs.
- Interact wirelessly with friends' Nintendogs using the innovative Bark Mode.
Nintendogs, which comes in four versions, features puppies of the most popular dog breeds, including Chihuahuas, Labrador retrievers, beagles and German shepherds. Each version of the game comes with six breeds to choose from at the start, and additional breeds are unlocked as you play the game or interact wirelessly with other Nintendogs players. All 19 breeds are unlockable in each version.
The Dalmation & Friends starting breed choices includes:
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
- German Shepherd Dog
How Do I Play?
This is your pet, and although it doesn't shed, it still needs your love. With the stylus, you pet your Nintendog, all the way from head pats to belly rubs. The more love you give, the more your Nintendog will bond with you. As your puppy becomes your best friend, you use the built-in microphone to teach your dog its name and many tricks! So after you train your dog to know its name, it will come to you (and your DS's bottom screen) when you call its name. After it learns a trick, it will perform that trick when you tell it to. For example, after it learns the sit command, your pup will take a seat each time you say "sit."
Of course, you need to care for your little pup. This includes regular feeding, watering, walking and bath time. If you're a person who doesn't play video games every day, don't worry about anything bad happening to your Nintendog if you don't get to it every day. Nintendogs don't die, and they stay puppies forever. If you haven't played the game for a few days, though, your puppy will be thirsty, hungry and might need a bath when you start the game up.
Your puppy needs to go out for walks, naturally, but these walks are special. In addition to giving your pup some exercise, your Nintendog will come across special item boxes. Inside these boxes are all sorts of goodies, from apparel to toys. With tons of items to be found, your Nintendog will always be stylin' or at least have a fun ball to chase around.
Be The Best
Nintendogs isn't all pet and prim. There are trophies to be won, and money to be made! Show that your Nintendog is best in show by winning the three events: disc competition, agility trials and obedience trials.
In obedience, you score big points when your puppy does a certain set of tricks at your command, so grooming and a good relationship with its master is vital. With agility trials and the disc competition, you'll use the touch screen to throw a flying disc or lead your dog through an agility course. These two require some practice before you actually enter the events (although some dogs are just naturals at catching a disc).
With the money that you earn from the events, you can buy supplies and more dogs from the kennel! Don't let your Nintendog get lonely. You can keep up to three dogs at a time, and you can store more at the "dog hotel" where they'll look after your dogs.
Bark, Bark, Bark!
If another person is playing Nintendogs within the Nintendo DS's wireless range, the two of you can meet up in Bark Mode. When you go into bark mode, your DS searches for a wireless partner. When you've found a match, your dog will play with that person's dog!
You can also bring gifts into Bark Mode and swap 'em with other Nintendogs players. Also, if you had not previously unlocked the breed of dog that you just met up with in Bark Mode, the breed will now be available in your kennel.
When will my order be dispatched?
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* Excluding UK public holidays
How will my order be sent?
Our standard delivery option is FREE in the UK via Royal Mail First Class, with large or high value orders sent via Parcelforce courier service. Delivery to Europe (from an additional £2 per item) and other Worldwide countries (from an additional £4 per item) are sent via Royal Mail International who work with trusted delivery partners to deliver to the destination country.
When can I expect it to arrive?
- UKDeliveries to destinations in the UK usually arrive within 1-2 working days after the order is dispatched with the vast majority arriving on the next working day.
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