(review) Petz Bunnyz Bunch

11 April 2011

Easter is coming up, and I’ve decided to continue my streak of being the coolest Aunt ever.

In fact, I got to be the coolest big sister ever for a bit too.  You all know that I’m a huge Nintendo fan.  Love it.  Well, I’m not the only one in my family.  In the past week, myself and my two youngest sisters got to try out one of Ubisoft’s latest: Petz Bunnyz Bunch.

I’ll admit, this isn’t the first title I’d run out and get for myself.  But the Petz games are on the top of my list for the younger ones in my family.  I’d gotten their Catz game for my niece for Christmas — and she quickly named her first virtual kitty after one of my own cats.

When I told my two youngest sisters — A., age 10, and L., now 8 — that they were going to get to play a bunny game and then get to teach me how to do it… Well, I should have had my camera ready to capture those smiles.  This game incorporates two things they love: video games and pets.  L. is going crazy asking for her very first pet — a gold fish — and so she was more than ready to show how responsible she could be with her virtual bunnies.

Because I wanted my sisters to work on their writing skills some, I had them write out their own little reviews of the game…

A. (10): “What I like about the game is that you get to own bunnies, Play with the bunnies, and do games with the bunnys. What I dislike about the game is you can only have one account.”

L. (8): “Everything was fun. The part I don’t like is you have to unlock the last 3 bunnyz.”

So, like the other games in the Petz series, you pick out your pet, name it, and then take care of it.  You make sure your pet has enough food and water, you can groom the pet, and — the part the girls like the best — you can play games with the pets.  My sisters loved showing me how they got their bunnies through the obstacle course.  The better you do, the more coins you get, and the more stuff you can buy (another thing my sisters really liked).  The controls are all fairly simple.  Most of it is all easy stylus gestures.

While the game isn’t for me, I do want to say that like many other Ubisoft games, it’s still good.  My sisters main complaint was since they were sharing my DSi XL, they couldn’t create two different accounts.  Thus, L. got all the girl bunnies and A. got all the boy ones.  And each set had matching names, like Lolly and Lollie or Lion and Roar, even Cutey and Cutie.  They teamed up pretty well to play this game.

As a group, my sisters and I have decided that we’re going to send this one to our niece, G.  As I mentioned, she absolutely LOVED Ubisoft’s Petz Catz game, so I know this one will be a winner too.  (If my sisters had their own DS’s I probably would have let them keep it, but they’re supposed to save up if they want their own systems.)

While Ubisoft provided me with this game to review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. UbisoftClever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.

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